2023 Draft 100
The first edition of the 2023 Draft 100 has now been released!
Connor and Wade have gone through lots of film, rosters, and players to determine who they believe are the Top 100 at this point in the draft process.
**While there are a ton of highly talented players on this list, these players were taken from the Winter Draft list, before the distribution of the Spring list, given out on February 2nd, 2023.**
Clark Barnes, Guelph (9)
- Branes brings his electric playmaking into the Top 10 in the Draft 100. With the ability to score from anywhere on the field, the 6'2" Gryphon is the WR1 for this edition. Not only is he a threat offensively, but Barnes is a lethal returner capable of flipping the field instantly. While he was hurt most of the 2022 campaign, his two healthy seasons in Guelph landed him on the OUA All-Star list.
Tanner MacLachlan, Arizona (30)
- MacLachlan hauled most catches in a single season for an Arizona tight-end since Rob Gronkowski played for the Wildcats and has enough athleticism to gain yardage in chunks. The lone tight-end on the list displays a great ability to evade tacklers with the ball in his hands and could be a versatile playmaker for whoever selects him.
Campbell Fair, Ottawa (44)
- Kicker/Punter #1 on this year's list. There is not too much of a debate at the top of this position group as Fair demonstrated proficiency in all aspects of his game. Fair was able to punt with hang time, distance, and placement and also added the longest field goal in USports from 55 yards out this year in a win over Laurier.
Jassin States-McClean, Saint Mary's (70)
- The Huskies defensive back brings great range to the field and was selected as an AUS All-Star this season. With 5 pass breakups this season he is able to separate and finish when in phase with wide receivers. Given the rise of former teammate Adrian Greene, States-McClean will be one to watch through the combine circuits.
Collin Kornelson, Manitoba (91)
- Kornelson missed half of the season in 2022, but has been a dominant force in the run game for the Bison's defence the last two seasons. A big frame and strong at the point of attack gives Kornelson a good chance to boost his stock during the combine period.
Offensive and Defensive linemen took home the title for most players in the Draft 100, but the defensive back core was right behind with 18 selections. With their long frames and ranging skillsets they were able to fill almost a fifth of the list.
Western, Montreal, Regina, Saskatchewan, and Ottawa had the most representation on this year's list. While the OUA lead the way with 37 players from all eleven schools. Canada West was well represented with 21 selections from their 6 member schools.
To hear more information on the Draft 100, check out the All-Canadian episode however you get your podcasts.