Max Duffy has become a household name to Kentucky football fans. Soon enough, there may be NFL fanbase singing the praises of the talented punter as well.
Duffy is looking to become the first player to ever be drafted in both the NFL as well as the Australian Football league (AFL).
Well, add another league to the mix that is wanting to see Max Duffy play for them.
In the recent Canadian football League (CFL) draft, the former Kentucky punter was selected with the 30th overall pick in Round 4 by the Toronto Argonauts. The Argonauts knew there was a slim-to-none chance that Duffy played for them this season, but they though that his skills where too good to pass up on.
Here is what the Director of Scouting for the Argonauts, Vince Magri, had to say in regards to the pick:
“The chances are he’s going to be in the NFL. 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.”
It is always hard to pinpoint where specialist rank on NFL Draft Big Boards for different teams. Currently it seems Duffy could hear his name called in the fifth or sixth round of next week’s draft. Even if he doesn’t hear his name heard in the seven round draft, it is extremely likely he will land an undrafted free agent deal.
If Duffy does hear his name called next week, he will have a very unique resume after hearing his name called in three different leagues in three different countries.