Tiger-Cats choose former Boston College tight finish Jake Burt with 1st choose of 2021 CFL Draft

The Hamilton Tiger-Cats chosen tight finish Jake Burt with the primary choose of the 2021 CFL draft Tuesday evening.

The former Boston College participant was a late addition to the draft. The six-foot-five, 245-pound Burt was born in Regina and remained there for about 4 years earlier than relocating to Boston with his household.

Burt appeared in 36 profession video games at Boston College, registering 23 catches for 307 yards and two touchdowns. After being bypassed within the 2020 NFL draft, Burt signed as a free agent with the New England Patriots, spending the complete season on the follow roster earlier than changing into a free agent this low season.

Burt’s state of affairs is similar to that of linebacker Alex Singleton. A local Californian who performed collegiately at Montana State, Singleton hung out in 2015 with Seattle, New England and Minnesota earlier than being deemed eligible for the `16 CFL draft as a result of his mom was Canadian.

Singleton was taken sixth total Calgary and rapidly blossomed right into a CFL star. He was twice a league all-star and in `17 was named the league’s top defensive participant earlier than serving to the Stampeders win the 2018 Grey Cup.

Singleton joined the NFL’s Philadelphia Eagles in 2019 and re-signed with the membership in March.

The Saskatchewan Roughriders took Nelson Lokombo, a defensive again with the Saskatchewan Huskies at No. 2. The five-foot-11, 184-pound native of Abbotsford, B.C., was Canadian college soccer’s top defensive participant in 2019 and his older brother, Boseko, is a member of the B.C. Lions.

The Grey Cup-champion Winnipeg Blue Bombers regarded to the long run at No. 3, taking Texas State offensive lineman Liam Dobson. The six-foot-three, 340-pound Ottawa native just lately transferred from Maine and will be taking part in at his new faculty this fall.

The B.C. Lions did the identical at No. 4, taking Daniel Joseph of Brampton, Ont., a six-foot-three, 250-pound defensive lineman at North Carolina State. A former participant at Penn State, Joseph will even be returning to high school within the fall.

The Edmonton Football Team regarded to the current at No. 5, taking Alberta defensive lineman Cole Nelson. The six-foot-six defensive lineman had 11 tackles in six video games in 2019.

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