Belisle, Dearborn, Exume, Omara and Whyte selected to attend the National Combine presented by New Era

MONTREAL (MARCH 13, 2019) - The Canadian Football League (CFL) held its second of three regional combines today in Montreal, resulting in five players being invited to the CFL National Combine presented by New Era in downtown Toronto, March 22-24.

Jean-Sébastien Bélisle, Jacob Dearborn, Kerfalla Emmanuel Exumé, Daniel Omara and Gordon Whyte were extended an invitation to display their athletic abilities once again in front of CFL scouts, coaches, and management at the National CFL Combine.

Today's Regional Combine results are available here.

Defensive back Jean-Sébastien Bélisle of the Montreal Carabins finished fourth in his position in the 40-yard dash with a time of 4.79 seconds. He came eighth in the three-cone drill with a time of 7.62 and in the short shuttle with a time of 4.51 seconds, and had a strong showing in the one-on-ones.

Carleton's Jacob Dearborn showed off his spectacular reach, finishing first overall in the vertical jump with a leap of 41 inches, and first in the broad jump with 11’1.13”. The defensive back also placed third overall in the 40-yard dash with a time of 4.74 seconds, and fourth in the shuttle drill with 4.41.

Kerfalla Emmanuel Exumé placed sixth overall (third among DBs) with a 40-yard dash time of 4.78 seconds. The Montreal Carabin was also fourth overall in the three-cone drill with a time of 7.34 seconds and second among his fellow defensive backs in the broad jump, registering 9’5.88”.

Gordon Whyte of St. Francis Xavier finished first among linebackers in the three-cone drill with a time of 7.84 seconds. He punched his ticket by also placing second among linebackers in the short shuttle (4.56 seconds) and broad jump (9’0.38”).

6’5.8”, 324lb Daniel Omara of Carleton placed top of the class for offensive linemen in the bench press, completing 15 reps of 225lbs. He was also the best showing for an offensive linemen in the vertical jump (25.5 inches), broad jump (8’0.25”).

Last year all four players that were selected from the Eastern Combine to participate in the National Combine were drafted (Marco Dubois drafted second round to Ottawa, Arnaud Gendron-Dumouchel drafted fourth round to Winnipeg, Khadim Mbaye drafted seventh round to Montreal and Justin Howell drafted seventh round to Ottawa).

Overall, 35 players attended today’s combine in Montreal and each athlete worked out in front of scouts from all CFL Teams. Click here to view the roster and all the results from the Eastern Regional Combine. 

Toronto will host the Ontario Regional Combine on March 21.

For Combine schedules, click here.

2019 CFL Regional Combines - Media Guide.pdf

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2019 CFL Eastern Regional Combine - Numerical Roster.pdf

PDF - 128 Kb

Olivier Poulin

Director, Communications and Public Affairs, Canadian Football League

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