Saturday, March 25, 2017 — (REGINA) – The CFL Combine presented by adidas continued today as 50 prospects from across Canada faced off in speed and agility events before splitting for positional drills and one-on-ones, aired live on CFL.ca. Carleton's Tunde Adeleke sprinted to the front of the class with a 4.58; the DB impressed crowds last night with his 16 reps of 225lbs in the Bench Press. Carleton teammate Nate Behar finished third overall as the top receiver after Waterloo DB Jordan Hoover snagged a 4.60 for second. Hoover was also first in the three-cone drill with 6.98 and second in the shuttle with 4.09. Dondre Wright (Henderson State) flexed his footwork to place first in the shuttle at 4.06.
The CBC's Jill Morgan sat down with Regina football royalty Noah and Dean Picton on the big stage at CFL FanFest for Meet the Pictons, presented by CBC Saskatchewan. The two stars shared advice, memories, and hopes for the future - both for Noah, in his final year with the Regina Rams, and for his cousin Mitchell, who was participating in the combine.
The CFL Combine presented by adidas grew even more intense as prospects squared off for positional drills and one-one-ones this afternoon. Fans were treated to some big catches as players ran routes after linemen faced each other down for matchups. Receivers Daniel Vandervoort (McMaster), Mitchell Hillis (Saskatchewan), Nathaniel Behar (Carleton) and local Regina Ram Mitchell Picton impressed in the afternoon sessions, speeding through the drills and entertaining the sold-out crowd.
The leaderboard, which includes results from regional combines, can be found here.
Saturday's Mark's CFL Week events continue as the sold-out Canada West Passing Showcase round robin tournament gets underway at Evraz Place. Four teams from the U SPORTS Canada West conference will square off in a fast-paced, high-scoring, passing-focused event.
#MARKSCFLWEEK PREVIEW: SUNDAY, MARCH 26TH
8:30am-9:30am | EventPlex, Evraz Place
Passing Showcase Round Robin - Players from the U SPORTS Canada West Conference will participate in a round robin tournament of a fast-paced, high-scoring, passing-focused brand of football.
9:30am-12:00pm | EventPlex, Evraz Place
Passing Showcase Playoffs - Players from the U SPORTS Canada West Conference face off in the playoffs of their round robin tournament of a fast-paced, high-scoring, passing-focused brand of football.
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