Chase Brown retains top spot in Winter Scouting Bureau Rankings

TORONTO — University of Illinois running back Chase Brown headlines the Winter Edition of the Canadian Football League (CFL) Scouting Bureau.

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Interesting--still very NCAA-heavy at the top of the rankings. I wonder how many of those top guys will fall in the draft order in consideration of their chances at NFL shots.

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I agree, the stats from some of the NCAA dlinemen aren't off the charts.

The shutdown of Usports because of Covid is probably still having an impact on the level of development seen in those players, hence the NCAA players taking more of the top spots.

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Bombers should go for Grohavec w/ the #9 pick. Seems a natural oline fit for Bombers, if not a trade chip. Although Bombers might be trying to replace recently NFL-departed Tre Ford with a DB/special teams ace.
Key to NCAA or Usports o-linemen is there's an obvious NFL size cut-off.

Not too many 6'2" or 6'3", NFL olinemen unless they're super strong & agile. Under 295 lbs. another cut-off parameter.

A 6'4", 300lb. olineman is the borderline. Unless super-strong & agile, that size marker favours the good 'ol CFL.

What's the deal with all the twins getting high in the draft the past couple years?

A couple of highly rated prospects are choosing to stay at UBC for one more year. I don't who their QB is/will be, but he'll be glad to have both these guys protecting him.

Another former CFLer's son to look out for on draft day:


Here's the CFC list of the top 100 available in the draft:

Western, Montreal, Regina, Saskatchewan, and Ottawa had the most representation on this year's list. While the OUA lead the way with 37 players from all eleven schools. Canada West was well represented with 21 selections from their 6 member schools.