Over the weekend, from Thursday through Saturday there were four Canadian athletes drafted into the NFL. The Miami Dolphins selected Jevon Holland of Oregon, Washington picked up Benjamin St Juste from Minnesota University, Volunteers’ receiver Joshua Palmer was drafted by the Los Angeles Chargers and Chuba Hubbard was picked by Matt Rhule and company of the Carolina Panthers. The four players drafted in this year’s NFL Draft ties the previous record of Canadians selected in an NFL Draft which had been set in 2012 however just because the NFL Draft is over doesn’t mean there won’t be more Canadians brought into the NFL.
The first of the Canadian undrafted free agent signings comes with University of Montreal offensive lineman Pier-Olivier Lestage. Lestage was signed by the Seattle Seahawks who were limited to just 3 picks in this weekend’s NFL Draft. If they had more maybe they would have drafted Pier-Olivier Lestage like we have seen previously with Laurent Duvernay Tardif and David Onyemata who were each picked recently out of a U-Sports program.