December 12, 2012 - Canadian Football League (CFL)
TORONTO - The Canadian Football League Scouting Bureau today published its winter edition of the top 15 ranked prospects eligible for the 2013 CFL Canadian Draft and it includes a new number one ranked player.
Moving up two spots to number one is Bo Lokombo, a 6'3", 233 pound linebacker from the University of Oregon. In the 2012 season, Lokombo recorded 34 tackles, two quarterback sacks, two interceptions, one forced fumble and four pass knockdowns. Oregon is scheduled to play Kansas State in the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl on Thursday, January 3, 2013.
Rounding out the top five are McMaster University offensive lineman Matt Sewell, University of Calgary defensive lineman Linden Gaydosh, University of Regina defensive lineman Stefan Charles and McMaster defensive lineman Ben D'Aguilar.
BY THE NUMBERS
The ranking includes seven defensive linemen, four offensive linemen, two linebackers, one receiver and one running back.
Twelve of the 15 ranked players on last winter's CFL Scouting Bureau list (it was published in January) were selected in the 2012 CFL Canadian Draft. Five of those players were selected in the first round.
Two players on the CFL Scouting Bureau's December ranking for the 2013 draft class have brothers who are currently playing or played in the CFL.
Calgary running back Steven Lumbala, ranked 13th, is the younger brother of Rolly Lumbala, a full back with the BC Lions. Rolly was drafted ninth overall by the Lions in the 2008 CFL Canadian Draft.
Eastern Michigan defensive lineman Kalonji Kashama, ranked 15th, is the younger brother of Winnipeg Blue Bombers defensive end Fernand Kashama and former CFL players Hakeem and Alain Kashama. Fernand was drafted 16th overall by the Calgary Stampeders in the 2008 CFL Canadian Draft and Alain was drafted eighth overall by the Montreal Alouettes in the 2004 CFL Canadian Draft. Hakeem was undrafted.
Here is the full ranking:
1. (3) Bo Lokombo LB Oregon
2. (4) Matt Sewell OL McMaster
3. (2) Linden Gaydosh DL Calgary
4. (1) Stefan Charles DL Regina
5. (10) Ben D'Aguilar DL McMaster
6. (--) Andy Mulumba DL Eastern Michigan
7. (6) Corey Watman OL Eastern Michigan
8. (7) Jesse Joseph DL UConn
9. (--) Brent Urban DL Virginia
10. (14) Nolan MacMillan OL Iowa
11. (9) Brett Jones OL Regina
12. (11) Stephen Alli WR Florida
13. (5) Steven Lumbala RB Calgary
14. (--) Mike Edem LB Calgary
15. (8) Kalonji Kashama DL Eastern Michigan
The 2013 CFL Combine will be held in Toronto from March 22 - March 24.
The CFL's Scouting Bureau is comprised of CFL scouts, player personnel directors and general managers from the league's eight teams.