» By the Numbers - 2013 CFL Combine:
40-Yard Dash: 4.704s
Bench Press: 21 reps
Broad Jump: 9'9.00"
Vertical Jump: 35.00"
» By the Numbers - Collegiate Career:
2012 - McMaster: 28 TKL, 12.5 sacks, 1 FF
2012 Vanier Cup: 4 TKL, 0 sacks
2011 Vanier Cup: 1 TKL, 1 sack
CIS Coach's Comments: "Explosive athlete that consistently makes big plays. Unique combination of speed & size."
2012 Honours and Awards: JP Metras Trophy, OUA 1st Team All-Star, 1st team CIS All-Star
» Duane Forde's take:
“Ben, to truly evaluate him, you need to look a lot at game film. No question he’s a good athlete. A lot of Ben’s success last year at McMaster hinged on the fact that he was a far better athlete than the people who were trying to block him at the CIS level. It was just a mismatch, when he was turned loose and went after the quarterback, people couldn’t handle him. Whether he can do that against bigger and more athletic CFL tackles, with things happening faster around him and having to process and adjust, those are the things you have to evaluate and determine when deciding where Ben fits in this draft.”
For him to play defensive end on most CFL teams, you’re looking at him competing with an American player, unless you’re looking at a team like Saskatchewan and looking at him to backup Ricky Foley or maybe develop into a rotation guy - if you see Ben fitting into that kind of role.
Athletically there is no question he’s a guy who can compete at the next level. But again I think there is always a challenge for Canadian defensive ends, particularly the CIS guys, because it’s a different game based on who you’re going to be playing against at the defensive end spot in the CFL. That’s the challenge.
You have to decide can he contribute something for you on special teams and is he going to be able to – you don’t expect any player to be as dominant in the CFL as they were in college whether he is Canadian or American – make plays in the CFL based on what you saw from him making plays in college. That’s what you have to determine from the game film.”
» Justin Dunk's Mock Draft: Round 1, 2nd Overall - Winnipeg Blue Bombers
"Some scouts aren’t sold on D’Aguilar, but there is no doubt he is a specimen. The Bombers like his athletic ability and think he has the potential to be a ratio-breaker at defensive end."