The CFL Scouting Bureau has released the final rankings ahead of the May 10th Draft, and the #1 ranked prospect is University of Manitoba Defensive Lineman David Onyemata. It’s highly unlikely Onyemata will be the first overall pick on Draft Day though.
Photo of David Onyemata From Bison Athletics
The J.P. Metras Award winner as the outstanding Defensive Lineman in the CIS this past season turned in an outstanding pro day workout last month for scouts and personnel representing 17 different NFL Teams and is considered a lock to be taken in Thursday Night’s National Football League Draft.
The 6-4, 300 pound native of Lagos, Nigeria was number two in the previous ranking and swapped places with Iowa Wide Receiver Tevaun Smith who is from Toronto.
6-7, 286 pound Defensive Lineman Mehdi Abdesmad (Montreal) of Boston College is next at number 3. The 4th ranked prospect is 6-1, 202 pound Michigan State Cornerback Arjen Colquhoun (Windsor). And rounding out the top five is 6-6, 308 pound Oklahoma Offensive Lineman Josiah St. John (Toronto).
Linebacker Alex Singleton (Thousand Oaks, California) of Montana State went from being unranked to number 7 on this most recent list while 6-4, 230 pound Grand Lake, Nova Scotia Wide Receiver Brian Jones of Acadia has jumped from 18 to 10.
Calgary Dinos Running Back Mercer Timmis of Burlington, Ontario saw his stock take the biggest plunge from #7 on the December list to 13 on this final rating.
The Winnipeg Blue Bombers do not have a first round pick after waiving that right to take Linebacker/DB Garrett Waggoner in last year’s Supplemental Draft. But Bombers GM Kyle does own the 9th and 10th overall selections to open the second round as well as the 19th (3rd round), 28th (4th round), 46th (6th round) and 55th (7th round) picks.