EDMONTON — The first of three regional combines rolled through Edmonton on Monday and produced five new additions to next weekend’s National Combine roster.
Manitoba linebacker DJ Lalama headlines the list, all defensive players, of those who will join the other 35 prospects participating in the National Combine presented by adidas from March 11-13:
Calgary Colts (Calgary)
Brennan Van Nistelrooy
Lalama was the top player to watch in Monday’s regional combine for CFL.ca’s Justin Dunk, and he didn’t disappoint after placing fifth in the bench press and 3-cone drill. The Manitoba product is joined by Calgary Colts defender Alex Ogbongbemiga as the two linebackers heading to Toronto next weekend.
Ogbongbemiga didn’t excel in any one drill but did enough to earn a spot on next week’s roster. He follows in the footsteps of current Argos safety Jermaine Gabriel as just the second CFJL player to earn an invite to the National Combine after participating in a regional combine.
While Boyd Richardson is the only defensive lineman heading to Toronto from Monday’s testing, it was his UBC teammate Nicholas Termansen putting up the most impressive numbers. Termansen, a 5-foot-11, 172-pound defensive back, placed in the top five in four different categories, including first with a 39.5-inch vertical.
Termansen also tied for first in the broad jump while placing second with a 4.65 40-time.
Rounding out the selections is Okanagan defensive back Brennan Van Nistelrooy, whose blazing 6.95 seconds in the 3-cone drill topped all participants