Whoa, and I almost missed the size the fastest guy there. A 4.48 40 time for a guy weighing 223 is impressive. I think Appiah-Kubi is going to be brought in for the national combine in Edmonton. EDIT: They've now corrected this player's weight to 156, the lightest guy at the combine by a fair margin. Still impressive speed, but not quite as impressive as it were from a guy weighing 223.
Also, a decent time for the son of Jimmy "The Jet".
In previous years, they had 3 "regional" combines with the top prospects from each moving on the national combine. This year, some prospects were directly invited to the national and some (whom I suppose scouts were less certain about) were invited to the invitational first.
As CFL teams begin to post daily content building momentum towards the 2023 CFL season, there are still some major events to be crossed off the to do list before we kickoff training camp with team colours flying proudly again in anticipation of an 18-game battle to Grey Cup supremacy.
Last week here on CFL.ca I wrote about celebrating the return of Combine season. It’s that part of the calendar where years of hard work and athletic refinement get parsed into tiny sample sizes for CFL decision makers to pick apart.
I think the CFL schedules their combine and draft to be later than the NFL versions so they have a better idea of who might be on the NFL's radar. Maybe a guy who doesn't do well at the NFL combine will then show up to the CFL combine? Not sure if this ever actually happens, though.
I thought it was odd that the CFL had their invitational combine yesterday, the same day as the NFL combine and the same day as the NHL trade deadline.
Both players bring impressive resumes but Michael Brodrique and Jacob Taylor plan to use different skills to catch the attention of the coaching staffs attending the CFL Combine later this month in Edmonton.