Morgantown, West Virginia – The Canadian Football League will hold its annual draft tonight and one West Virginia Mountaineers played is expected to be picked.
Alonzo Addae, a redshirt senior safety for the Mountaineers, is originally from Pinkering, Ontario, Canada, and plans to return home to play in the Canadian Football League after graduating from WVU.
While Addae will play for the Mountaineers next fall, he is still eligible to be drafted in the CFL Draft.
Per the league’s rules, “the league has decided to keep all NCAA prospects in the 2021 CFL Draft regardless of whether or not they plan to play another season of college football. This is different from the traditional eligibility rules that require players to have completed their NCAA careers before entering the draft.”
According to the CFL mock draft on CFL.ca, Addae is expected to be the 1st pick in the 3rd round of tonight’s draft: “Addae has earned his way up the NCAA showcase to be an important part of the Mountaineer defense in 2020 with two interceptions, seven passes defended and 66 tackles.”
Addae is extremely excited about the possibility of being drafted tonight. “It’s a blessing to even be in the conversation as a potential draft pick tonight. This journey that I’ve been on has had its ups and downs but today I thank God for it all because I wouldn’t be who I am without each and every step.”
It’s a blessing to even be in the conversation as potential draft pick tonight. This journey I’ve been on has had it’s ups & downs but today I Thank God for it all because I wouldn’t be who am without each & every step #CFLDraft
— Zo 🇨🇦🇬🇭 (@alonzoaddae) May 4, 2021