On day two of the 2021 NFL Draft we have seen the beginning of something big for football in Canada. Last year both Chase Claypool and Neville Gallimore were brought into the NFL on day two by the Pittsburgh Steelers and Dallas Cowboys, now to start the series of Canadian draft picks in this weekend’s NFL Draft we see Canadian-born defensive back Jevon Holland go off the board. Holland, who was born in Coquitlam, British Columbia while his father Robert Holland played for the B.C Lions of the CFL. His father played 7 seasons in the CFL while also playing in the NFL mainly with the San Francisco 49ers. Jevon Holland also has a brother, Jamirr Holland who participated in the 2019 CFL Combine and is a CFL Free Agent.
Eventhough he didn’t spend too much time in Canada, having been raised in California for the most part of his childhood however he still feels a connection with the country and as he trains with fellow Canadian draft prospect Chuba Hubbard he’s using the NFL as his opportunity to represent Canada. He said in his pro day interviews, “This is my olympics.”
With that being said, we can now see Jevon Holland in a Miami Dolphins jersey thanks to the 36th pick of the 2021 NFL Draft. After Holland we will likely see Benjamin St Juste, Joshua Palmer, Chuba Hubbard, Amen Ogbongbemiga and Alaric Jackson get drafted in days two and three meanwhile both Terrell Jana and Bruno Labelle each have chances at an undrafted contract on Saturday or Sunday following the 7 round draft.