NC State senior defensive end Daniel Joseph was one of the top selections in the 2021 CFL Draft, which took place on Tuesday. Joseph, who is originally from Toronto, went at No. 4 overall to the British Columbia Lions.
Beefing up the D-Line with our first selection— BC LIONS (@BCLions) May 4, 2021
With the 4th overall pick, #BCLions are proud to select @_DanielJoseph_ out of @NCState
Welcome, Daniel pic.twitter.com/aq1cgjEcsd
And no, this does not mean that Daniel Joseph is suddenly canceling his plans to play his super senior year at NC State this fall. There is decent money to be had in the CFL, but not life-changing money—the salary cap for each team is less than $6 million and the league minimum salary is in the $55k-$65k range.
Joseph, just like every other college football player, is going to explore all his options with the NFL before possibly considering anything else. That means spending another year in Raleigh, building on his solid 2020 debut with NC State, and hopefully becoming more of a game-altering presence as an edge rusher.
I’m sure the summers in British Columbia are lovely, mind you, but he’s gonna go after that big money first.