O'Donnell ranked third in final CFL prospect list

    Carter O'Donnell enters CFL draft as top ranked U SPORTS prospect

    By U SPORTS Communications on April 20, 2020

    TORONTO (U SPORTS) – 2019 Vanier Cup finalist Marc-Antoine Dequoy of the Montreal Carabins highlights a group of eight U SPORTS players on the final spring prospect list released by the Canadian Football League’s Scouting Bureau Monday in advance of the 2020 Draft.

    Alberta offensive lineman Carter O’Donnell is the highest-ranking U SPORTS product on the final Scouting Bureau ranking at No. 3. The Red Deer, Alta., product has been steadily rising, opening the season at No. 11 before moving up seven spots to No.4 in December after receiving First Team All-Canadian honours this season.

    Both Dequoy and O’Donnell represented U SPORTS football in the 2020 East-West Shrine Bowl in January. The final Scouting Bureau list also includes two players from Laval, as well as one each from Queen’s, Waterloo, Western and Carleton.

    The CFL Scouting Bureau releases its rankings three times each year, usually in the Fall, Winter and Spring. The Bureau is comprised of CFL scouts, player personnel directors and general managers from the league’s nine teams.
    Last year, 52 U SPORTS players were selected in the 2019 CFL Draft out of 73 total picks (71.2 per cent). 

    The 2020 CFL Draft is scheduled for April 30.
    Rank Name University Hometown Program Sept. Dec.
    1 Neville Gallimore Oklahoma St. Catharines, Ont. Arts & Sciences 1 1
    2 Chase Claypool Notre Dame Abbotsford, B.C. Management Consulting 2 2
    3 Carter O’Donnell Alberta Red Deer, Alta. Education 11 4
    4 Tomas Buffalo Montreal, Que. Educational Studies 13 5
    5 Jack-Kurdyla Virigina Mississauga, Ont. TBD 6 7
    6 Dejon Brisset Brown Oakhood, Ohio Business NR NR
    7 Michael Hoecht Ohio Oakville, Ont. Integrated Social Studies 3 3
    8 Nathan Rourke East Carolina Fayetville, N.C. University Studies NR NR
    9 Jordan Williams Montreal Île Bizard, Que. Video Games Studies 15 9
    10 Marc-Antoine Dequoy North Dakota Winnipeg, Man. Communications 9 8
    11 Mason Bennett Laval Saint-Marc, Haiti Sport Intervention 7 6
    12 Ketel Assé Southeastern Louisiana Dartmouth, N.S. TBD NR 17
    13 Isaac Adeyemi-Berglund Nevada Toronto, Ont. General Studies 14 10
    14 Brendan Queen’s Calendon, Ont. Arts & Science NR 15
    15 O’Leary-Orange Laval Quebec, Que. Teaching Physical & Health Ed. 8 13
    16 Cameron Lawson Western Strathroy, Ont. King’s College 16 12
    17 Adam Auclair Waterloo Hamilton, Ont. Economics 19 16
    18 Dylan Giffen Simon Fraser Vancouver, B.C. TBD NR 11
    19 Tyler Ternowski Carleton Mississauga, Ont. Business NR 20
    20 Rysen John UCLA Montreal, Que. Business 12 19