Queen's standout Doug Corby one of 11 CIS stars on CFL Top 20 for 2016 draft

Queen's standout Doug Corby one of 11 CIS stars on CFL Top 20 for 2016 draft

OTTAWA (CIS) – Queen's receiver Doug Corby is the 19th-ranked player on the second prospect list released by the CFL's Scouting Bureau in advance of the league's 2016 Canadian Draft.

David Onyemata, a defensive lineman from the University of Manitoba, is still the top-ranked CIS player.
 
As was the case back in September, 11 CIS standouts merited a spot on the Top 20 list. Perennial powerhouse Laval leads the way with three representatives, while UBC sees two of its players join the elite group following its remarkable Vanier Cup triumph. 
 
Onyemata enjoyed a dream season in his fourth year with the Bisons. The 6-foot-4, 300-pound senior was named a Canada West all-star for the second straight campaign, was recognized as an all-Canadian for the first time, and claimed the J.P. Metras Trophy as the top down lineman in CIS football. Despite being double-teamed on most plays, the 23-year-old nose tackle was second in his conference and ninth in the country with five sacks in eight league games and also ranked second in Canada West in tackles for a loss (7.5) and 12th in overall tackles (38.5).
 
"It's nice to be ranked again as the top CIS prospect," said Onyemata, a native of Nigeria who had never played football before he moved to Canada five years ago. "Good things come to those who wait. But better things come to those who work for it."
 
Rounding out the list of CIS stars in the new Scouting Bureau Top 20 are Laval offensive lineman Charles Vaillancourt (No. 6 / up four positions), Calgary running back Mercer Timmis (No. 7 / down two), UBC defensive back Taylor Loffler (No. 9 / previously unranked), Laval OL Philippe Gagnon (No. 13 / up two), Laval OL Jason Lauzon-Séguin (No. 14 / up five), Calgary DB Elie Bouka (No. 16 / down 12), former Toronto wide receiver Llevi Noel (No. 17 / down five), Acadia wideout Brian Jones (No. 18 / previously unranked), Queen's WR Doug Corby (No. 19 / down three) and UBC kicker Quinn van Gylswyk (No. 20 / previously unranked).          
 
Last May, Calgary offensive lineman Sukh Chungh was the first CIS player selected in the CFL Canadian Draft when the Winnipeg Blue Bombers called his name at No. 2, marking the first time in nine years that the first pick overall was not a CIS product. Chungh had been ranked eighth, seventh and sixth, respectively, on the three prospect lists released over the course of the season.
 
Forty-four CIS players (out of 62 total picks) were selected in the 2015 CFL Draft, including seven in the first round.
 
NOTE: The Scouting Bureau is comprised of CFL scouts, player personnel directors and general managers from the league's nine teams.
 
 
CFL SCOUTING BUREAU DECEMBER 11, 2015 LIST:
 
Rank   Name                          University      Hometown                 Pos.     Ht.       Wt.      PR      
 
1.         Tevaun Smith             Iowa                Toronto, Ont.               WR       6-2       205      (1)
2.         David Onyemata       Manitoba         Lagos, Nigeria              DL       6-4       300      (2)
3.         Josiah St. John          Oklahoma        Toronto, Ont.               OL       6-6       308      (6)
4.         Mehdi Abdesmad       Boston Coll.     Montreal, Que.             DL       6-7       286      (9)
5.         Arjen Colquhoun        Michigan St.    Windsor, Ont.               CB       6-1       202      (3)
6.         Charles VaillancourtLaval               Coaticook, Que.            OL       6-4       325      (10)
7.         Mercer Timmis         Calgary            Burlington, Ont.           RB       6-1       220      (5)
8.         Trent Corney              Virginia            Brockville, Ont.            DE       6-3       255      (17)
9.         Taylor Loffler            UBC                 Kelowna, B.C.              DB       6-3       219      (NR)
10.       Mitchell Winters         Miami              Mississauga, Ont.         DL       6-5       292      (8)
11.       Dillon Guy                  Buffalo             Hamilton, Ont.             OL       6-4       310      (7)
12.       Juwan Brescacin       North. Illinois   Mississauga, Ont.         WR       6-4       230      (11)
13.       Philippe Gagnon      Laval               L'Ancienne-Lorette, Que.  OL       6-8       295      (15)
14.       Jason Lauzon-Séguin Laval            Pointe-Claire, Que.      OL       6-4       300      (19)
15.       Anthony Thompson South. Illinois     Montreal, Que.             DB       6-1       208      (13)
16.       Elie Bouka               Calgary             Laval, Que.                  DB       6-1       205      (4)
17.       Llevi Noel                Toronto             Toronto, Ont.              WR      6-2       200      (12) *
18.       Brian Jones             Acadia              Grand Lake, N.S.          WR      6-4       230      (NR)
19.       Doug Corby             Queen's            Burlington, Ont.           WR      6-2       190      (16)
20.       Quinn van Gylswyk UBC                 Victoria, B.C.               K         6-4       200      (NR)
 
* Noel played for the University of Toronto in 2013 and 2014 but was not on the Varsity Blues roster in 2015.

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