Combine Season: 2015 combine lists revealed
TORONTO – The Canadian Football League announced that the League will once again host three regional combines with the participating players having one final opportunity of earning an invitation to the 2015 National CFL Combine presented by Reebok, which will take place in Toronto, March 27-29.
For the third consecutive year, the CFL will host regional combines, and for the second-straight year, it will host a trio of them beginning in Edmonton on March 23, in Montreal on March 25 and in Toronto on March 26.
“The addition of a regional combine last year helped expand our teams scouting databases and evaluate more players in a combine setting, which netted positive results,” said Kevin McDonald, CFL Vice President of Football Operations. “After adding fourteen players to the national combine last year, with thirteen of them hearing their names called on draft day, it proves that Canada, coast to coast has incredible depth of football players.” McDonald added.
See below for the list of participants for each regional combine:
The CFL, with input from all teams, will then invite additional players from the regional combines to the national Combine in Toronto depending on player performance. Each regional combine will invite approximately 40 to 50 football players.
The top players eligible for the upcoming 2015 CFL Draft, as ranked collectively by the teams and the league office, are invited to attend the National CFL Combine presented by Reebok.
National CFL Combine:
The National CFL Combine presented by Reebok in Toronto will take place downtown at the Park Hyatt Hotel and Varsity Stadium. The players will undergo medical examinations, performance, strength and speed tests, on-field football drills and team interviews over the three day combine in front of general managers, coaches and scouts from all teams.
Regional Combine Players drafted in the 2014 CFL Draft:
Last year’s regional combines accumulated an additional 14 invites to the National Combine, with 13 players getting drafted and others who may have not received an invite getting drafted including:
Tchissakid Player, an offensive lineman from Northwestern State (Toronto Regional Combine) was selected in the second round, 12th overall by the BC Lions in the 2014 CFL Draft.
Scott MacDonell, a wide receiver from Queen’s University (Toronto Regional Combine) was selected in the second round, 13th overall by the Ottawa REDBLACKS in the 2014 CFL Draft.
Aaron Milton, a running back from the University of Toronto (Toronto Regional Combine) was selected in the second round, 15th overall by the Edmonton Eskimos in the 2014 CFL Draft.
Nigel Romick, a defensive lineman from Saint Mary’s University (Montreal Regional Combine) was selected in the third round, 23rd overall by the Ottawa REDBLACKS in the 2014 CFL Draft.
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