July 30, 2015

Four Queen’s players at CFL combine

Queen’s receiver Giovanni Aprile was ranked 14th by the Canadian Football League Scouting Bureau.
Queen’s receiver Giovanni Aprile was ranked 14th by the Canadian Football League Scouting Bureau.

Four Gaels attended the Canadian Football League’s evaluation camp at the University of Toronto last weekend.

CFL scouts from all eight professional teams watched receiver Giovanni Aprile, running back Ryan Granberg, offensive lineman Derek Morris and defensive lineman Frank Pankewich perform the 40-yard dash, the 225-pound bench press and four other drills with about 50 other prospects.

Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks receiver Shamawd Chambers ran the 40-yard dash in 4.42 seconds, the fastest score of the weekend, while Western Mustangs defensive lineman Michael Van Praet posted 39 reps on the bench press.

In January, Aprile was rated the 14th best prospect by the CFL Scouting Bureau. Former CFL fullback and current TSN columnist Duane Forde said Aprile’s stock rose after the evaluation camp. The draft takes place May 3.

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