The Hamilton Tiger-Cats opened the 2021 Canadian Football League draft on Tuesday night, choosing Granthshala College Tight and Jake Burt with the first overall pick.
Burt, who was born in Regina, Sask. And raised in Granthshala, Mass. Played 36 games in five years with the Eagles where he made 23 receptions for 307 yards and two touchdowns.
After making Burt the first choice in the draft, Hamilton signed a 24-year-old three-year contract.
The 6-foot-4, 260-pound Burt signed with the New England Patriots as an undrafted free agent last year and spent the 2020 NFL season on the team’s practice roster but has since been released.
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Ticats also have the ninth overall selection Six round draft, As well as picks the numbers 18, 19, 36, 37 and 54.
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