March 23, 2023

Combine Leaderboard: Top 5 from every drill

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EDMONTON — The final results have rolled in from Commonwealth Stadium, as the testing portion of the CFL Combine presented by New Era has completed.

Prospects completed the vertical jump on Thursday morning with Bishop’s defensive back Jake Kelly nabbing the highest vertical with a 40.5-inch leap. Global players controlled the top of the bench press, with four of them landing in the top five. Defensive linemen Max Parkinson (Great Britain) and Blessman Ta’ala (American Samoa) led the way on the bench with 29 reps each.

In the afternoon session, Invitational Combine invitee Gabriel Appiah-Kubi had the fastest 40-yard dash with a 4.44 second run (Note: Appiah-Kubi’s time was verified and updated from an earlier reporting error). The York receiver also landed in the top five of the shuttle (4.20) and broad (10′ 9 1/4″).

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Below is a look at the top five performers in all drills. The full results can be found here for National players and here for Global players.


Rank Player Name Measure POS School
1 Jake Kelly 40.50 DB Bishop’s
2 Charlie Ringland 40.00 DB Saskatchewan
T-3 James Basalyga 39.50 REC Waterloo
T-3 Emmanuel Falola 39.50 LB Bristol Aztecs
5 Clark Barnes 39.00 REC Guelph


Rank Player Name Reps POS School
T-1 Max Parkinson 29 DL University of West England
T-1 Blessman Ta’ala 29 DL Hawaii
T-2 Hidetora Hanada 26 DL X-League
T-2 Phillip Grohovac 26 OL Western
5 Roman Wahrheit 24 OL Towson


Rank Player Name Time POS School
1 Gabriel Appiah-Kubi 4.44 REC York
2 Clark Barnes 4.53 REC Guelph
T-3 Jacob Taylor 4.56 DB Alberta
T-3 Jake Kelly 4.56 DB Bishop’s
T-3 James Basalyga 4.56 REC Waterloo



Rank Player Name Time POS School
1 Harrison Bagayogo 6.87 DB Guelph
2 Jake Kelly 6.91 DB Bishops
T-3 Thomas Bertrand-Hudon 6.94 RB Delaware State
T-3 Jaxon Ford 6.94 DB Regina
5 Jacob Taylor 6.95 DB Alberta


Rank Player Name Measure POS School
1 Jacob Taylor 10′ 11″ DB Alberta
2 Gabriel Appiah-Kubi 10′ 9 1/4″ REC York
3 Charlie Ringland 10′ 5 1/4″ DB Saskatchewan
4 Clark Barnes 10′ 4 3/8″ REC Guelph
T-5 Tolu Ahmed 10′ 2 1/2″ DB Toronto
T-5 Sebastian Howard 10′ 2 1/2″ TE Saint Mary’s
T-5 Jake Kelly 10′ 2 1/2″ DB Bishops


Rank Player Name Time POS School
1 Atsumu Endo 4.15 RB Dentsu Caterpillars
2 Thomas Bertrand-Hudon 4.16 RB Delaware State
3 Charlie Ringland 4.18 DB Saskatchewan
4 Daniel Oladejo 4.19 REC Ottawa
T-5 Gabriel Appiah-Kubi 4.20 REC York
T-5 Jacob Biggs 4.20 DB Calgary


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