Every league wants to draft Max Duffy.
Next week the former UK punter could become the first player ever taken in the Australian Football League and the National Football League. Last week Duffy got one step closer to a professional trifecta when he was drafted by the Canadian Football League.
With the 30th pick in the 2021 CFL Global Draft, the Toronto Argonauts selected Max Duffy. The Argonauts knew the punter is likely on his way to the NFL, but they still thought it was wise to take a chance on Max.
“The chances are he’s going to be in the NFL,” said the Argos’ Director of Scouting, Vince Magri. “We didn’t see the point in taking another developmental kicker. We were looking at the player who had the most natural talent that could help us, maybe not right away, but definitely down the line. His talent was too good to pass up.”
The CFL could not pass on Duffy, but the Aussie will likely have to pass on a trip to Canada. Even though it’s difficult to predict where specialists could be taken in the NFL Draft, The Athletic’s Dane Brugler projects Duffy as a fifth or sixth round pick. If his name is called next week he’ll have a unique claim to fame as a football draft pick in three different countries.