CHRIS OSEI-KUSI SPEEDS TO THE FINISH AT CFL COMBINE PRESENTED BY NEW ERA

CHRIS OSEI-KUSI SPEEDS TO THE FINISH AT CFL COMBINE PRESENTED BY NEW ERA

Top prospects showcased their skills for scouts, coaches and general managers in Toronto

Sunday, March 24, 2019 — (TORONTO) - The CFL Combine presented by New Era came to close this afternoon in Toronto after a trio of regional combines and an impressive two days of events that tested top prospects from across Canada as well as global players on their speed, strength, and agility. General Managers, scouts and football personnel from all nine CFL teams were in the building to evaluate Canada’s top talent ahead of the 2019 CFL Draft, which takes place on May 2.

Receiver Chris Osei-Kusi, who played seven games for the Queen’s Gaels last year, ran a 4.47-second 40-yard dash to finish at the top of the class.

40-YARD DASH
No Position Name University Time
87 WR Chris Osei-Kusi Queen's 4.47
83 WR Kaion Julien-Grant St. Francis Xavier 4.49
89 WR Kurleigh Gittens Jr. Wilfrid Laurier 4.62
81 WR Malik Richards Mount Allison 4.62
7 DB Hakeem Johnson Western 4.63
86 WR Shai Ross Manitoba 4.63

In addition to the 40-Yard Dash, prospects also participated in two speed and agility drills, the short shuttle and three-cone. They also completed the broad jump.

Manitoba’s Shai Ross had a fast day, finishing atop the leaderboard in the Broad Jump (11’5.50”) and the Short Shuttle (4.08 seconds), and coming second in the Three-Cone Drill with a time of 7.00 seconds.

Jay Dearborn, who yesterday recorded the third-highest vertical jump ever by a defensive back (42 inches), also finished well today. The Carleton Raven placed second in the Broad Jump (11’1.75”) and tied for fifth in the Three-Cone Drill (7.09 seconds).

BROAD JUMP
No Position Name University Distance
86 WR Shai Ross Manitoba 11'05.50''
24 DB Jay Dearborn Carleton 11'01.75''
22 DB Malcolm Lee UBC 10'08.63''
83 WR Kaion Julien-Grant St. Francis Xavier 10'07.25''
19 DB Shamar Busby Southeastern Louisiana 10'04.25''

 

SHORT SHUTTLE
No Position Name University Time
86 WR Shai Ross Manitoba 4.08
22 DB Malcolm Lee UBC 4.17
7 DB Hakeem Johnson Western 4.24
21 DB Stavros Katsantonis UBC 4.25
23 DB Jamie Harry Ottawa 4.25

 

THREE-CONE DRILL
No Position Name University Time
7 DB Hakeem Johnson Western 6.75
86 WR Shai Ross Manitoba 7.00
85 WR Hunter Karl Calgary 7.00
21 DB Stavros Katsantonis UBC 7.03
22 DB Malcolm Lee UBC 7.09
24 DB Jay Dearborn Carleton 7.09

This was the second day of testing in a weekend full of tests and meetings for the prospects. Jonathan Harke demonstrated his strength with 32 reps of 225lbs in the Bench Press on Saturday morning at the Goldring Centre for High Performance Sport.

Prospects also squared up to face each other in one-on-ones and positional drills that saw them strap on their pads to demonstrate their movement and let teams see them on the field.

The leaderboard can be found here. For full results from ‘Global’ players, click here.

 

EVENT RESULTS:

The marquee events at the CFL Combine presented by New Era aired live on CFL.ca, where they can be watched on demand. The broadcast featured play-by-play commentary from Combine Analyst Marshall Ferguson as well as analysis from CFL.ca host Brodie Lawson and former all-star defensive back Davis Sanchez.

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Lucas Barrett Manager, Communications & Public Affairs, Canadian Football League
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