April 17, 2013

Revisiting the pre-draft Scouting Bureau

Pawel Dwulit/CFL.ca

CFL.ca Staff

TORONTO — With Monday’s CFL Draft only hours away, CFL.ca takes one more look at the final Scouting Bureau rankings, as voted on by scouts, player personnel directors and general managers from the league’s eight teams.
Bo Lokombo, a 6’3”, 233 pound linebacker from the University of Oregon, remained the top prospect heading into the draft.
Rounding out the top five are University of Regina defensive lineman Stefan Charles (2), University of Calgary defensive lineman Linden Gaydosh (3), McMaster University offensive lineman Matt Sewell (4) and Eastern Michigan defensive lineman Andy Mulumba (5).
The players who made the biggest jump after a strong showing at the CFL Combine presented by Reebok were University of Calgary linebacker Mike Edem who jumped four spots to 10 and Universite de Laval wide receiver Seydou Junior Haidara who appears on the ranking for the first time at 11.

Full Rankings
» Have a look at the full December CFL Scouting Bureau Rankings here

The ranking includes seven defensive linemen, five offensive linemen, two linebackers, and one receiver.
Fourteen of the 15 ranked players on last year’s CFL Scouting Bureau list heading into the draft were selected in the 2012 CFL Canadian Draft. Five of those players were selected in the first round.
Here is the full ranking:
1. (1) Bo Lokombo LB Oregon
2. (4) Stefan Charles DL Regina
3. (3) Linden Gaydosh DL Calgary
4. (2) Matt Sewell OL McMaster
5. (6) Andy Mulumba DL Eastern Michigan
6. (10) Nolan MacMillan OL Iowa
7. (5) Ben D’Aguilar DL McMaster
8.  (11) Brett Jones OL Regina
9. (9) Brent Urban DL Virginia
10. (14) Mike Edem LB Calgary
11. (NR) Seydou Junior Haidara WR Laval
12. (7) Corey Watman OL Eastern Michigan
13.  (8) Jesse Joseph DL UCONN
14. (NR ) Connor Williams DL Utah St.
15. (NR) Brander Craighead OL UTEP