Pressure shifts back to teams after productive combine

TORONTO — After a pressure-filled weekend for the prospects of the CFL Combine presented by New Era, they can all exhale, with the pressure shifting back to the nine teams of the CFL.

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You'd have to think Chris Jones would have a hard time passing up Tyrell Richards. He had a 5 hour day deciding to line up with the LB's, DL & DB's. And excelled. Just the kind of guy Jones likes. Some impressive performances at the combine.

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Yeah, I'd be shocked if the Elks pick anyone else at #1.

Yeah, I agree pantsonfire – watched some of his tape - he is quite the talent, his versatility alone might be too good to pass on with the first overall pick. In a previous conversation we had on an earlier article, I thought C. Jones might drop down to pick up extra draft picks. With this guy – it might be a 50/50 scenario – Jones will have to weigh the risk/reward by trading the top pick and dropping back.

You nailed it JB. It's going to be an interesting draft day. I wonder who Elks get as the territorial. Rodeem Brown, OL out of U of A, isn't in the top 20 but was great. He'd be a good territorial pick should he be around for their #19 pick. See comment below:

"......he was nothing short of spectacular in the one-on-ones. Brown didn’t lose a single rep in a drill that the defence is designed to win, getting two full-value pancake blocks and completely stonewalling Canada’s top lineman Deionte Knight with his surprising anchor and natural leverage."

Yes - I watched Rodeem Brown too - the guy is tenacious, scrappy, and light on his feet! He could still be around for #19. Edmonton's OLine is quite solid as is - - but he would be a great pick up. Cheers!

Why does everybody say Tyrell Richards ran drills with the DB's? I never saw him warming up with them or in the 1 on 1's against the WR's.

Explained on Ferguson's latest posts. You're right of course, Okie.