TOP PROSPECTS UNDER SPOTLIGHT AT CFL COMBINE PRESENTED BY NEW ERA THIS WEEKEND IN TORONTO

TOP PROSPECTS UNDER SPOTLIGHT AT CFL COMBINE PRESENTED BY NEW ERA THIS WEEKEND IN TORONTO

Teams will evaluate prospects at the Goldring Centre for High Performance Sport and Varsity Stadium; Combine events will be broadcast live on CFL.ca

TORONTO (March 20, 2019) – This weekend, top Canadian Football League (CFL) prospects for the 2019 CFL Draft will show scouts and teams what they’re made of at the CFL Combine presented by New Era from March 22-24. Players will complete various tests and drills, including individual and one-on-ones, to demonstrate their skills, agility and ability in front of CFL coaches, general managers and player personnel.

The national combine takes place after three regional combines across Canada: the Western Regional Combine in Edmonton, Eastern Regional Combine in Montreal, and Thursday’s Ontario Regional Combine in Toronto.

CFL.ca will provide two days of live programming featuring 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.

Coverage begins on Saturday, March 23 with the Bench Press, where prospects showcase their brute strength. Sunday features a jam-packed day of programming where players blaze through the ultimate test of speed and acceleration in the 40-Yard Dash before letting their play do the talking. The Combine culminates with the Individual Player and 1-on-1 Drills as part of the on-field testing where prospects strap up the pads and prove to scouts and general managers why they should be cemented on the draft boards of teams across the league.

Fans can follow along with up-to-the minute stats, results and leaderboards on the CFL.ca home page followed by extensive analysis as the road to the Draft continues.

For a full list of participants, click here.

In addition to the top Canadian prospects, 18 ‘global’ players from Denmark, Germany, Finland, France and Italy will participate.

Media looking to cover the event must send an RSVP to Lucas Barrett (lbarrett@cfl.ca) and complete this form. There will be a media workspace and media will have the opportunity to interview prospects after the completion of testing on both Saturday and Sunday.

MEDIA ACCESS NOTES

  • Only accredited photographers and videographers with CFL bibs are permitted on the field
  • A portion of the Goldring Centre and Varsity Stadium bubble are reserved as a workspace for media covering the event
  • Media is not permitted in the Marriott for medical testing, measurements, flexibility and body fat percentage
  • A light lunch will be served on Saturday and Sunday
  • Filming restrictions are in place due to live coverage occurring during the combine. For television filming requests please contact CFL Communications Department in advance to ensure availability

Below is the schedule for the CFL Combine presented by New Era.

FRIDAY, MARCH 22 TO SUNDAY, MARCH 24 - CFL COMBINE PRESENTED BY NEW ERA 
GOLDRING CENTRE & VARSITY STADIUM

FRIDAY, MARCH 22
MARRIOTT BLOOR YORKVILLE

Player arrivals, measurements, and medicals. No media interviews, unless pre-arranged through the CFL's communications department.

SATURDAY, MARCH 23
GOLDRING CENTRE FOR HIGH PERFORMANCE SPORT

Order of testing: WR, DB, RB, LB, QB, DL, OL

9:30 a.m.                   Height/Weight Measurements, Video Shot, Vertical Jump

11:30 a.m.                 Bench press

Players will be made available by request after the completion of morning testing.

SUNDAY, MARCH 24
VARSITY STADIUM BUBBLE

9:00 a.m.                   OL/DL 40-yard dash, shuttle, 3-cone drill, broad jump

10:00 a.m.                  OL/DL individual drills followed by one-on-ones

10:45 a.m.                  Long-snappers workout

11:00 a.m.                   RB/LB/QB/DB/WR 40-yard dash, shuttle, 3-cone, broad jump

1:00 p.m.                    RB/LB/QB individual drills followed by one-on-ones

2:00 p.m.                     WR/DB individual drills followed by one-on-ones

3:00 p.m.                    Combine completed

Players will be made available by request after the completion of their testing.

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