Elks Select Brodrique Second Overall in CFL Draft

Montreal Carabins linebacker is a two-time RSEQ All-Star

Michael Brodrique with Montreal
Michael Brodrique with Montreal

EDMONTON - The Edmonton Elks selected University of Montreal linebacker Michael Brodrique with the second overall pick in the 2023 CFL Draft on Tuesday.

A two-time RSEQ All-Star and 2021 U SPORTS second-team All-Canadian, Brodrique has 68.5 total tackles (62 solo), 9.5 sacks, a forced fumble, two fumble recoveries and interception and a pass breakup in 22 career games with Carabins.

“Michael is an excellent linebacker with the tenacity and athletic markers we search for,” said Elks assistant general manager Geroy Simon. “He has a high football IQ and can be a versatile player for this organization.”

Brodrique had a strong showing at the CFL Combine in March when he was named a coaches’ pick for his performance on the final day of the Combine.

The Elks hold a total of nine picks in the 2023 CFL Draft.


  • Round 1 | 2nd overall
    • Michael Brodrique | LB | NAT | 6’3 | 216 LBS | Sainte-Marthe-Sur-Le-Lac, QC | Montreal 


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Hernan Salas

Hernan Salas

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

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