Sunday, March 25, 2018 — Sunday, March 25, 2018 — (WINNIPEG) – The CFL Combine presented by adidas came to a close this afternoon in Winnipeg after two days of testing in speed, agility and strength drills alongside individual exercises and one-on-ones. Sunday morning saw the players strap on their pads for a real look at their abilities: the Canadian Football League (CFL) is the only professional league that includes one-on-one testing at their national combine. Top Canadian football prospects demonstrated their skills for football operations personnel from all nine CFL teams in their last opportunity to do so before the 2018 CFL Draft on May 3rd.
Central Michigan receiver Mark Chapman had a stellar weekend, winning the broad jump with a measurement of 10’7.25” and the three-cone drill with a time of 7.00 seconds. Chapman also came in second in the shuttle and fourth in the vertical jump. As of December, Chapman was ranked tenth by the CFL Scouting Bureau. McMaster Marauder Daniel Petermann had the fastest 40-yard time of the weekend at 4.54 seconds, and UBC Thunderbird Dakoda Shepley triumphed in the bench press with 27 reps of 225 lbs. Shepley was also the second-fastest of the offensive lineman, registering a 40-yard time of 5.27 seconds.
uOttawa defensive back Jackson Bennett placed first overall in the shuttle with a time of 4.09 seconds. Paul Kozachuk, an invite from the Ontario Regional Combine presented by adidas, tied for first in the vertical jump with 40-yard winner Daniel Petermann, who shared an explosive reach of 39 inches.
Receivers cleaned up in the broad jump, sweeping the top five results. The leaderboards for all combine events can be viewed here.
Here are the complete results from the CFL Combine presented by adidas:
Fans can watch CFL.ca’s coverage of the 40-Yard Dash, the Bench Press, and the Individual Drills/One-on-Ones on-demand. Those three events were also open to fans, who cheered for participants at the RBC Convention Centre and the University of Winnipeg RecPlex. Media can contact CFL Communications with requests to access a clean feed of a highlight pack of the CFL’s Combine broadcast (which will include top performers of the 40-Yard Dash, Bench Press and B-roll of player individuals drills and one-on-ones). Usage, for editorial purposes only, will be limited to 30 seconds (cumulative total) at no cost. Footage cannot be sold.
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