Dublanko headlines the Elks 2024 Draft

Elks select nine players in the 2024 CFL Draft

D.K. Bonhomme | Joel Dublanko
D.K. Bonhomme | Joel Dublanko

EDMONTON — The Edmonton Elks made nine picks in the 2024 CFL Draft on Tuesday.

FIRST ROUND, NO. 1 OVERALL: Joel Dublanko (LB)

Dublanko spent the 2023 season with the Philadelphia Stars in the USFL, appearing in seven games, totaling 27 total tackles.

"We are excited to have a player of Joel’s calibre in our building. High football IQ, leadership, a winner and a high character individual is what we’re getting,” says Elks assistant general manager Geroy Simon.

Dublanko played five seasons for the Cincinnati Bearcats (2017-21), where he earned All-AAC First Team honours as a graduate student in 2021. He also served as a team captain and led the team with 113 tackles in his final season. In 63 career games for the Bearcats, the Aberdeen, Wash., native finished with 233 total tackles, 22 tackles-for-loss, 7.5 sacks, one interception and three forced fumbles. Dublanko was also a part of Cincinnati’s back-to-back American Athletic Conference championships in 2020 and 2021.


Bonhome appeared in three games for the University of South Alabama in 2022, where he registered six tackles. Prior to joining South Alabama, the six-foot-three linebacker played three seasons at Indiana University (2019-21), totalling 17 tackles, two tackles-for-loss and one sack in 24 career games for the Hoosiers.

Bonhomme was born in Haiti and moved to Canada when he was five years old.

SECOND ROUND, NO. 18 ​ OVERALL: Bradley Hladik (FB)

Over four seasons at UBC (2019, 2021-23), Hladik totalled 12 receptions for 119 yards and one touchdown in 31 games. The Vernon, B.C., native played mostly special teams and was UBC’s primary long snapper last season, helping the Thunderbirds reach the 2023 Vanier Cup.

Bradley joins his big brother Ben in the CFL, who has played ​ 50 career games with BC Lions after being selected 22nd overall in the 2021 CFL Draft.

THIRD ROUND, NO. 21 ​ OVERALL: Olivier Muembi (LB)

Olivier played at Queens University in 2023, where he racked up 50 total tackles, 3.5 tackles-for-loss and one sack in 10 games for the Gaels. His 36 tackles in the regular season, tied for the team lead and 13th in the OUA. The Hamilton, Ont., native spent four seasons at Delaware State from 2018 to 2021.

FOURTH ROUND, NO. 30 ​ OVERALL: Jaxon Morkin (OL)

The Windsor product suited up in 28 games over the last four seasons for the University of Windsor (2019, 2021-23). In the 2023 East-West Bowl in Hamilton, Morkin put up 28 reps of the 225-pound bench press weight to finish second behind defensive lineman Mitch Price.

FOURTH ROUND, NO. 31 OVERALL: Vincent Blanchard (K)

Vincent played 29 games for Laval, where he connected on 53-of-71 field goals, while being named a second-team All-Canadian last season after posting a 94 percent mark on field goals. The 25-year-old kicker helped Laval capture the Vanier Cup in 2022.


A six-foot-three native of Walsingham, Ont., Anseeuw appeared in 19 games for York University (2019-23). As a rookie he started all eight games for Lions, including five at right tackle and three at left guard.


Lavoie started seven games for the Ravens in 2023. He attended the 2023 U SPORTS East-West Bowl in Hamilton, Ont., and was the 2019 Ravens Rookie of the Year.

EIGHTH ROUND, NO. 68 OVERALL: Jacob Spencer (DL)

Jacob spent three seasons at Saginaw Valley State (2021-23). In 23 games for the Cardinals, Spencer racked up 25 total tackles, 5.5 tackles-for-loss and 2.5 sacks. The defensive lineman previously played at Grand Valley State University and was named to the U-18 Canadian National Team in 2016.


  • Joel Dublanko | LB | NAT | 6’3 | 240 LBS | 1998-06-12 | Aberdeen, WA | University of Cincinnati
  • D.K. Bonhomme | LB | NAT | 6’0 | 225 LBS | 1999-09-08 | Ottawa, ON | South Alabama
  • Bradley Hladik | FB | NAT | 6'3 | 245 LBS | 2000-11-10 | Vernon, BC | UBC
  • Olivier Muembi | LB | NAT | 6'0 | 226 LBS | 1999-10-21 | Stoney Creek, ON | Queens
  • Jaxon Morkin | OL | NAT | 6'3 | 306 LBS | 2001-03-04 | Windsor, ON | Windsor
  • Vincent Blanchard | K | NAT | 6'1 | 210 LBS | 1998-06-17 | Quebec, QC | Laval
  • Evan Anseeuw | OL | NAT | 6'4 | 284 LBS | 2000-06-27 | ​ Walsingham, ON | York
  • Patrick Lavoie | OL | NAT | 6'4 | 294 LBS | 1999-07-20 | Gatineau, QC | Carleton
  • Jacob Spencer | DL | NAT | 6'6 | 285 LBS | 1999-06-30 | Brantford, ON | Saginaw Valley State


The Edmonton Elks are proud members of the Canadian Football League, playing their home games at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, Alberta.

2024 marks 75 seasons of Green and Gold football, as the Club celebrates it's tradition of excellence (Grey Cup championships: 1954-56, 1975, 1978-82, 1987, 1993, 2003, 2005, 2015), while looking to the future. Edmonton kicks off the 2024 CFL season at home on Saturday, June 8.

Elks Football…Our Team. Our City.

Hernan Salas

Hernan Salas

Coordinator, Communications (Media Relations), Edmonton Elks Football Club

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The Edmonton Elks are proud members of the Canadian Football League, playing their home games at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, Alberta. 

The club has a tradition of excellence with 14 Grey Cup championships (1954-56, 1975, 1978-82, 1987, 1993, 2003, 2005, 2015) and 52 members of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame. Since its founding, the club has been community-owned and remains focused on providing outstanding football memories for Edmonton and all of Northern Alberta.


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