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UBC offensive lineman Theo Benedet is the highest-ranked U SPORTS player in the Winter Edition of the Canadian Football League (CFL) Scouting Bureau. The North Vancouver, B.C., native is joined by three outstanding U SPORTS athletes in the ranking of the Top-20 eligible prospects for the 2024 CFL Draft. 18 schools are represented in the rankings. UBC (No. 2 Theo Benedet and No. 9 Giovanni Manu) and Laval (No. 18 Nathaniel Dumoulin-Duguay and No. 20 Kevin Mital) feature multiple players.

Rank | Name | Position | School | Hometown

  • 2 | Theo Benedet | OL | UBC | North Vancouver, B.C.
  • 9 | Giovanni Manu | OL | UBC | Pitt Meadows, B.C.
  • 18 | Nathaniel Dumoulin-Duguay | OL | Laval | Rimouski, Que.
  • 20 | Kevin Mital | WR | Laval | Saint-Hubert, Que.

Theo Benedet | OL | UBC | North Vancouver, B.C.

  • 2023 season: UBC’s offensive line allowed 15 sacks, while the offence averaged 6.8 yards per rush
  • Started every game after his rookie season in 2019
  • First offensive lineman to win the J.P. Metras trophy on multiple occasions (2022-23)
  • Canada West All-Star (2022-23) and First Team All-Canadian (2022-23)
  • Participated in the 2023 East-West Shrine Bowl and the 2024 College Gridiron Showcase
The CFL Scouting Bureau, comprised of CFL scouts, as well as player personnel directors and general managers from the league’s nine clubs, releases its rankings three times each year: in the fall, winter and spring.