GALLIMORE HEADLINES CFL SCOUTING BUREAU: SPRING EDITION

GALLIMORE HEADLINES CFL SCOUTING BUREAU: SPRING EDITION

Oklahoma Sooners defensive lineman retains No. 1 ranking; League to host conference call with No. 5 Dejon Brissett, No. 6 Michael Hoecht and No. 9 Marc-Antoine Dequoy on Tuesday at noon

TORONTO (April 20, 2020) – The Canadian Football league (CFL) Scouting Bureau has released the final edition of the Top-20 prospects eligible for the 2020 CFL Draft on April 30.

The CFL Scouting Bureau – comprising CFL scouts, player personnel directors and general managers from the league’s nine member clubs – releases its rankings three times each year in September, December and April.

In anticipation of the 2020 CFL Draft, No. 5 Dejon Brissett, No. 6 Michael Hoecht and No. 9 Marc-Antoine Dequoy will be made available via conference call on Tuesday, April 21 at noon.

CONFERENCE CALL DETAILS

What

CFL Scouting Bureau – Prospect call

When

Tuesday, April 21
Noon ET

In attendance

No. 5 WR Dejon Brissett, Virginia
No. 6 DL Michael Hoecht, Brown
No. 9 Marc-Antoine Dequoy, Montreal

Call-in details

1-800-368-1029 / 647-496-0229
Passcode: 196043#

CFL SCOUTING BUREAU: SPRING EDITION

Rank

Name

POS

School

Hometown

1 (1)

Neville Gallimore

DT

Oklahoma

Ottawa

2 (2)

Chase Claypool

REC

Notre Dame

Abbotsford, B.C.

3 (4)

Carter O’Donnell

OL

Alberta

Red Deer, Alta.

4 (5)

Tomas Jack-Kurdyla

OL

Buffalo

Montreal

5 (7)

Dejon Brissett

REC

Virginia

Mississauga, Ont.

6 (–)

Michael Hoecht

DL

Brown

Oakville, Ont.

7 (3)

Nathan Rourke

QB

Ohio

Oakville, Ont.

8 (–)

Jordan Williams

LB

ECU

Louisville, Ken.

9 (9)

Marc-Antoine Dequoy

DB

Montreal

Île-Bizard, Que.

10 (8)

Mason Bennett

DE

North Dakota

Winnipeg

11 (6)

Kétel Assé

OL

Laval

Saint-Marc, Haiti

12 (17)

Isaac Adeyemi-Berglund

DL

Southeastern Louisiana

Dartmouth, N.S.

13 (10)

Brendan O’Leary-Orange

REC

Nevada

Toronto

14 (15)

Cameron Lawson

DL

Queen’s

Caledon, Ont.

15 (13)

Adam Auclair

DB

Laval

Quebec City

16 (12)

Dylan Giffen

OL

Western

Strathroy, Ont.

17 (16)

Tyler Ternowski

REC

Waterloo

Hamilton

18 (11)

Rysen John

REC

Simon Fraser

Vancouver

19 (20)

Jack Cassar

LB

Carleton

Mississauga, Ont.

20 (19)

J.J. Molson

K

UCLA

Montreal

(Player’s ranking from the CFL Scouting Bureau: Winter Edition in parentheses)

TOP-5 PROSPECTS

NO.1 | NEVILLE GALLIMORE | DT | OKLAHOMA
Gallimore recorded 30 tackles (18 solo, 12 assisted), four sacks and 7.5 tackles for a loss during his 2019 campaign for the Sooners. Following a regular season mark of 9-1 and a Big 12 Conference Championship, the Sooners made the College Football Playoff. In his collegiate career, the Ottawa, Ont., native appeared in 52 games (starting 38), racking up 148 tackles, 18 tackles for a loss, nine sacks and five forced fumbles. Gallimore was also invited to the NFL Combine in March.

NO. 2 | CHASE CLAYPOOL | REC | NOTRE DAME
Claypool led the Fighting Irish in receptions (66), receiving yards (1,037) and scored 13 touchdowns. Over his career at Notre Dame, he totaled 150 receptions for 2,159 yards (14.4 yards per catch) and 19 touchdowns. In his final game, he was named Camping World Bowl MVP after notching seven receptions for 146 yards and a touchdown. The Abbotsford, B.C., native tied a school record with four receiving touchdowns against Navy in November. Claypool was also invited to the NFL Combine in March.

NO. 3 | CARTER O’DONNELL | OL | ALBERTA
O’Donnell moved up one spot in the rankings after anchoring an offensive line that averaged 399 yards of total offence and 5.2 yards per rush this season. The 6’6, 300-pound native of Red Deer, Alta., was named a U SPORT First Team All-Canadian for his efforts. His performance this season was recognized with an invitation to the prestigious East-West Shrine Bowl in Florida.

NO. 4 | TOMAS JACK-KURDYLA | OL | BUFFALO
Jack-Kurdyla appeared in 11 games this season on an offence that rushed for a school-record 3,256 yards (296-yards per game) and 5.0 yards per carry, while allowing a program-low eight sacks. The 6’4, 300-pound Montreal native appeared in 47 games (starting 45) over a four-year collegiate career. The 2019 Buffalo Bulls’ offensive line garnered an honorable mention for the Joe Moore Award as one of the Top-15 offensive lines in the nation.

NO. 5 | DEJON BRISSETT | REC | VIRGINIA
Brissett appeared in 12 games for the Cavaliers this season after transferring from Richmond following a four-year career with the Spiders. In 33 career games at Richmond, Brissett recorded 86 receptions for 1,282 yards and nine touchdowns. The Mississauga, Ont., native also returned 41 kicks for 941 yards and one touchdown while amassing 2,388 yards of total offense.

BY THE NUMBERS

  • The spring rankings include:
    • 5 Receivers
    • 5 Defensive linemen
    • 4 Offensive linemen
    • 3 Linebackers
    • 1 Quarterback
    • 1 Defensive back
    • 1 Kicker
  • 19 schools are represented in the in the spring rankings with the exception being Laval (No. 6 Kétel Assé and No. 15 Adam Auclair)
  • 11 NCAA prospects and nine from U SPORTS
  • Two debuts: No. 6 Michael Hoecht from Brown and No. 8 Jordan Williams from East Carolina
  • In 2019, 19 prospects identified in the spring rankings were selected in the CFL Draft, including all eight first-round picks.

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