The 2023 CFL Global Draft wound up with a total of 18 players getting selected over the course of two rounds.
This year’s draft was reduced to two rounds which was down from three rounds in 2022 and from four rounds in 2021. Also, this was the first global draft based solely on the waiver priority order (reverse standings from the previous year) and the first to have the same order in each round (as opposed to a snake order draft).
Australia was the country with the most amount of players selected and all four are punters:
|Round 1||Pick 3||Adam Korsak||Saskatchewan Roughriders|
|Round 1||Pick 8||Jamieson Sheahan||Winnipeg Blue Bombers|
|Round 2||Pick 4||Lou Hedley||Hamilton Tiger-Cats|
|Round 2||Pick 5||Rhys Byrns||Montreal Alouettes|
Lou Hedley was signed as an undrafted free agent to the New Orleans Saints and there are reports (below) that Adam Korsak will be invited to Rookie OTAs with the Chiefs and the Steelers.
The #Chiefs and #Steelers will both invite former Rutgers P Adam Korsak to their rookie mini-camps. pic.twitter.com/TfAFZEVP1m— Kicker Update (@kickerupdate) May 1, 2023
All four of these players were originally out of the Pro Kick Australia program, who continue to put a pipeline of punters into the USA.