EDMONTON – For the second consecutive year, the CFL’s circuit of Regional Combines will begin in Edmonton, Alberta ahead of the main showcase next weekend in Toronto.
Monday’s Regional in Edmonton kicks off a week full of interviews, testing and drills for CFL hopefuls. Additional Regional Combines will take place on Wednesday in Montreal, Thursday in Toronto before the main national Combine next weekend.
The one-day invitational combines are for players eligible for the 2014 CFL Draft. The top players from each combine could receive an invite to attend the national CFL Combine in Toronto from March 21 to March 23. The regional combines may also include non-import free agents and import free agents who play in the CIS. These players are not eligible for the draft and therefore cannot receive an invitation to the national CFL Combine. Each regional combine will invite approximately 30 to 40 football players.
As part of our ongoing coverage leading into the 2014 CFL Combine, CFL.ca will continue to provide up-to-the-minute stats, headlines, videos and more from Edmonton.
By The Numbers
Of the 37 attendees, it could be the receiver position that garners the most attention with 11 players earning an invite.
Twenty-one of the players are entering draft eligibility, while the remaining 16 are considered free agents.
Of all the school’s represented, the University of Saskatchewan have the most participants with seven. In fact, the Huskies have a prospect showcasing their skills at every position except quarterback. The Manitoba Bisons and Regina Rams each have six prospects attending.
Another Shot for Cayman
Former Hawaii quarterback and Regina, Saskatchewan native Cayman Shutter will attend the Edmonton Regional after earning an invite to last year’s national Combine. Although he cannot earn another invite this year, his participation at the Regional gives the 6-foot-1 pivot another opportunity to prove to scouts that he is capable of another look.
Shutter redshirted with the University of Hawaii in 2009 and after spending 2010 to 2012 as a backup quarterback, he returned to Canada to play seven games with the Regina Rams in 2013. He finished the season with 2,438 yards and 13 touchdowns and a completion percentage of 57.