When it comes to skill positions, there is no National content more important than receivers. This draft has fantastic depth and high end talent that rivals any draft of this century.
Top 20 Receivers
20. Jack McDonald, Calgary Dinos
Height: 5’11 / Weight: 210lbs
While he hasn’t had a ton of production as a receiver, McDonald has a thick body and has a lot of special teams’ upside. His strength and pedigree may attract teams late in the draft.
19. Yanic Lessard, Concordia Stingers
Height: 6’0 / Weight: 198lbs
Lessard tests problematically slow for a receiver but he plays much faster. He is great at making contested catches and could thrive as a possession slot.
18. Jesse Walker, Manitoba Bisons
Height: 6’1 / Weight: 194lbs
Not the most productive of receivers at Manitoba, Walker has good size and impressive speed. I see him having enough special teams upside to intrigue some teams.
17. Kade Belyk, Guelph Gryphons
Height: 5’11 / Weight: 176lbs
Belyk is a smooth route runner who possesses deceptive speed. When he decides to turn on the jets, he is rarely caught. A bit slight in frame, you wonder how he will stand up to pro physicality.
16. Phil Iloki, Carleton Ravens
Height: 6’0 / Weight: 199lbs
Iloki was a bit of a one-trick pony at Carleton, achieving most of his production on deep routes. He has a nice release but you’d like to see him show more versatility.
15. Kaeden Walls, Windsor Lancers
Height: 5’9 / Weight: 177lbs
Walls is a burner who uses great feet to lure defenders in and blow past them. He is very undersized but showed the willingness and ability to take big hits in college.
14. Dylan Schrot, Manitoba Bisons
Height: 5’9 / Weight: 192lbs
Schrot doesn’t have any of the measurables that you look for in a receiver but makes up for it by being a damn fine football player. A crisp route runner with sticky hands and a willingness to get his nose dirty, the whole is far better than the sum of its parts.
13. Kalem Beaver, Ottawa GeeGees
Height: 5’9 / Weight: 185lbs
Beaver is an undersized speedster with wicked shifty feet. While he doesn’t show a lot of variability in his routes, he is absolutely electric with the ball in his hands.
12. Brayden Lenius-Dickey, New Mexico Lobos
Height: 6’5 / Weight: 243lbs
Everyone is drooling over former Washington Husky Lenius-Dickey, but I have more hesitancy than most. He has unparalleled top end talent and great hands but can’t get out of his own way. He went from being an intriguing wide receiver prospect at Washington to an unproductive tight end at New Mexico. I hope he proves me wrong and turns into a star but I wouldn’t risk more than a late round pick on him.
11. Zeph Fraser, Guelph Gryphons
Height: 5’11 / Weight: 192lbs
Fraser is a severely underrated prospect. Athletically, Fraser ticks every box and shows incredible body control on tape. He routinely adjusts to balls mid-route with fluidity and makes catches from difficult positions. Fraser could have a more successful pro career than college one.
10. Colton Hunchak, York Lions
Height: 5’11 / Weight: 190lbs
Hunchak is a possession receiver who plays bigger than he actually is. Hunchak is great at making contested catches but also shows enough explosiveness to turn underneath routes in to big gains.
9. Shai Ross, Manitoba Bisons
Height: 5’11 / Weight: 181lbs
Ross is a physical freak who jumps out of the gym. That skill set translates on the field and is amplified by a tremendous set of hands. Ross shows great body control that allows him to make difficult sideline catches and impressive physicality across the middle.
8. Hunter Karl, Calgary Dinos
Height: 6’0 / Weight: 182lbs
Karl is an excellent possession slot who can cut on a dime. He’s got great hands and can run any route in the route tree, thriving both underneath and going deep.
7. Wesley Lewis, Houston Baptist Huskies
Height: 6’5 / Weight: 218lbs
Lewis has an impressive frame and it shines on tape. He plays receiver like a basketball player, boxing out defensive backs and high pointing contested balls. His catch radius is massive and any QB would love Lewis on their team.
6. Malik Richards, Mount Allison Mounties
Height: 5’11 / Weight: 189lbs
Richards is an absolute unit with strong hands and quick feet. He is an excellent route runner that is equally comfortable in space as he is making physical plays across the middle.
5. Kurleigh Gittens Jr., Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks
Height: 5’11 / Weight: 191lbs
One of USports most productive players, Gittens is a smooth playmaker with a nose for space. His routes are not as crisp as you would like but he compensates with natural athletic ability. His potential is sky high once a pro coach gets their hands on him.
4. Chris Osei-Kusi, Queen’s Golden Gaels
Height: 6’0 / Weight: 194lbs
Osei-Kusi is crazy fast and it shows. He is often moving in an entirely different gear from his opponents. Unlike most speedsters, Osei-Kusi is also bull strong which gives him upside on special teams and as a blocker. He needs some refinement but has all the tools necessary to excel in the CFL.
3. Hergy Mayala, UConn Huskies
Height: 6’1 / Weight: 206lbs
Mayala is a physical possession receiver who uses long arms and strong hands to make clutch catches. He excels at making something out of short high percentage routes and churns out 1st downs, a must have skill for National receivers.
2. Kaion Julien-Grant, St. FX X-Men
Height: 6’1 / Weight: 210lbs
Players of Julien-Grant’s frame aren’t supposed to move with the speed and fluidity that he does. He is technically sound, electric with the ball in his hands and routinely beat double teams in the AUS. Julien-Grant will be a stud CFL slotback.
1. Justin McInnis, Arkansas State Red Wolves
Height: 6’4 / Weight: 212lbs
McInnis has the ideal body and frame for a professional receiver and all the tools to go with it. He is a shifty route runner who is strong on the ball and also a capable blocker. His size allows him to out-position defensive backs, making him especially lethal as a red-zone threat.