March 24, 2024

Zergiotis, Mauga-Clements named final CFL Combine coaches’ picks

Andrew Mahon/

WINNIPEG — The draft-eligible class of 2024 has completed another major milestone in their football journeys with the conclusion of the Canadian Football League (CFL) Combine presented by New Era. Following several days of testing, individual drills, group teaching and one-on-ones, the prospects will now shift their focus to April 30 for the CFL Draft and the CFL Global Draft.

John Abbott College quarterback Jack Zergiotis from Montreal and University of Nebraska linebacker Eteva Mauga-Clements from Pago Pago, American Samoa, added to their strong showings all week by being named Sunday’s Coaches’ Picks. The assembled coaches made daily selections from both sides of the ball, spotlighting each day’s top prospects. columnist and draft insider, Marshall Ferguson, offered additional insight into their performances.

The entirety of the bench press, the 40-yard dash and Sunday’s practice session are available on-demand for free via the league’s livestreaming and broadcast platform, CFL+.

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» Re-watch the CFL Combine Live on CFL+ here
» CFL Combine Results: Nationals | Globals
» Marsh’s 3 Stars: Who left a good final impression?
» We Asked: What should the Elks do with the first pick?



Jack Zergiotis | QB | John Abbott College | Montreal

​“While he didn’t necessarily have the testing numbers he wished for, when he put the pads on, it was clear why he’s been so highly regarded. He took every rep in the team practice portion and he really ran with the opportunity. He completely bought in and had fun with it. He showcased his ability to absorb all the coaching and teaching all week long and he really displayed that today.”
​– Marshall Ferguson

Honourable mentions

Ezehiel Tieide | REC | Concordia | Lachine, Que.
Matthew Peterson | RB | Alberta | Brooks, Alta.
George Una | OL | Windsor | Toronto


Eteva Mauga-Clements | LB | Nebraska | Pago Pago, American Samoa*

​“He was very smooth today with great movement skills. He really fit in and he had that right mentality all week. Seeing him learn and adapt to the CFL environment so quickly and so seamlessly bodes well for him; that’s something that teams will really focus on.”
​– Marshall Ferguson

Honourable mentions

Tyshon Blackburn | DB | Alberta | Calgary
Adrian Gonalez | DL | Eastern Michigan | Leon, Mexico*

* Denotes a Global prospect


Day Three (Saturday)

Offence | Kevin Mital | REC | Laval | Saint-Hubert, Que.
Defence | Arthur Hamlin | DB | Colgate | Ottawa

Day Two (Friday)

Offence | Nathaniel Dumoulin-Duguay | OL | Laval | Rimouski, Que.
Defence | Jerrell Cummings | DB | UBC | Vancouver

​(Position | Name | Affiliation)

Offensive Coordinator | Dominic Picard | Toronto Argonauts
Quarterbacks | Cory Waldbauer | University of Manitoba
Running Backs | Nathan Taylor | Ottawa REDBLACKS
Receivers | Namaan Roosevelt | Hamilton Tiger-Cats
Offensive Line | Marty Costello | Winnipeg Blue Bombers
Defensive Coordinator | Dwayne Cameron | Calgary Stampeders
Defensive Line | Tanya Henderson | BC Lions
Linebackers | JC Sheritt | Saskatchewan Roughriders
Defensive Backs | Noel Thorpe | Montreal Alouettes
Special Teams | Mike Scheper | Edmonton Elks

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