The Breakdown: Every Canadian drafted into the NFL since 1966

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The 2017 NFL Draft gets under way Thursday night in Philadelphia, and a number of Canadians are hoping to be among the 224 players taken off the board.

If a Canuck does hear his name called, he’ll be joining a relatively exclusive club. Since 1966 — a period of time considered the Super Bowl Era — there have been 58 players from north of the border selected in the NFL Draft.

In each of the last six years a minimum of one Canadian has been chosen in the NFL Draft, which ties the record for the longest streak ever. The other run on Canadians took place between 1979 and 1984, and back then the draft lasted 12 rounds.

Right now, Mississippi State offensive lineman and Montreal native Justin Senior seems like a sure bet to get drafted and help set a new mark.

Check out the entire list of players from our home and native land to be selected in the NFL draft, complete with total games played in the league (asterisk denotes an active player):

PLAYER DRAFT GP
David Onyemata, DL, Manitoba* 2016, 4th Round, NO 16
Christian Covington, DL, Rice* 2015, 6th round, HOU 31
Brent Urban, DL, Virginia* 2014, 4th round, BAL 22
John Urschel, OL, Penn St.* 2014, 5th round, BAL 40
T.J. Jones, WR, Notre Dame* 2014, 6th round, DET 13
Laurent Duvernay-Tardif, OL, McGill* 2014, 6th round, KC 30
Luke Willson, TE, Rice* 2013, 5th round, SEA 56
Tyrone Crawford, DL, Boise St.* 2012, 3rd round, DAL 61
Philip Blake, OL, Baylor 2012, 4th round, DEN 0
Christo Bilukidi, DL, Georgia St. 2012, 6th round, OAK 24
Danny Watkins, OL, Baylor 2011, 1st round, PHI 24
Orlando Franklin, OL, Miami* 2011, 2nd round, DEN 89
Vaughn Martin, DL, Western 2009, 4th round, SD 51
Austin Collie, WR, BYU 2009, 4th round, IND 49
Nick Kaczur, OL, Toledo 2005, 3rd round, NE 68
O.J. Atogwe, DB, Stanford 2005, 3rd round, STL 101
Jason David, DB, Washington St. 2004, 4th round, IND 75
Teyo Johnson, TE, Stanford 2003, 2nd round, OAK 30
Nate Burleson, WR, Nevada 2003, 3rd round, MIN 135
Jesse Palmer, QB, Florida 2001, 4th round, NYG 8
Randy Chevrier, DL, McGill 2001, 7th round, JAX 13
Rob Meier, DL, Washington St. 2000, 7th round, JAX 138
Jerome Pathon, WR, Acadia/Washington 1998, 2nd round, IND 100
O.J. Santiago, TE, Kent St. 1997, 3rd round, ATL 78
Tim Biakabutuka, RB, Michigan 1996. 1st round, CAR 50
Andrew Greene, OL, Indiana 1995, 2nd round, MIA 10
Phil Yeboah-Kodie, LB, Penn St. 1995, 5th round, DEN 2
Mark Montreuil, DB, Concordia 1995, 7th round, SD 35
Mitch Berger, P, Colorado 1994, 6th round, PHI 187
Tom Nutten, OL, Western Michigan 1992, 7th round, STL 78
Tyrone Williams, WR, Western 1992, 9th round, ARI 5
Klaus Wilmsmeyer, P, Louisville 1992, 12th round, SF 94
Mohammed Elewonibi, OL, BYU 1990, 3rd round, WAS 26
Ian Beckles, OL, Indiana 1990, 5th round, TB 126
Bill Hitchcock, OL, Purdue 1990, 8th round, SEA 51
Tony Mandarich, OL, Michigan St. 1989, 1st round, GB 86
Tommy Kane, WR, Syracuse 1988, 3rd round, SEA 57
Brian Forde, LB, Washington St. 1988, 7th round, NO 64
Larry Clarkson, OL, Montana 1988, 8th round, SF 0
Mike Schad, OL, Queen’s 1986, 1st round, STL 62
Markus Koch, DL, Boise St. 1986, 2nd round, WAS 68
Rueben Mayes, RB, Washington St. 1986, 3rd round, NO 76
Mark Rypien, QB, Washington St. 1986, 6th round, WAS 104
Michel Bourgeau, DL, Boise St. 1984, 11th round, NO 0
Jim Mills, OL, Hawaii 1983, 9th round, BAC 21
Chris Schultz, OL, Arizona 1983, 7th round, DAL 21
Luc Tousignant, QB, Fairmont St. 1982, 8th round, BUF 0
Dan Feraday, QB, Toronto 1982, 12th round, CIN 0
Justin Cross, OL, West St. (CO) 1981, 10th round, BUF 44
Allan Kennedy, OL, Washington St. 1981, 10th round, WAS 34
Eddie Murray, P/K, Tulane 1980, 7th round, DET 250
John Priestner, LB, Western 1979, 11th round, BAC 0
Brian Fryer, WR, Alberta 1976, 8th round, WAS 4
Art Kuehn, OL, San Jose St. 1975, 15th round, WAS 100
Eric Guthrie, QB/K, Boise St. 1972, 14th round, SF 0
Roy Gerela, K, New Mexico St. 1969, 4th round, HOO 145
Wayne Stewart, TE, California 1969, 15th round, NYJ 52
Gary Pettigrew, DL, Stanford 1966, 2nd round, PHI 111

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