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The Canadian Football League (CFL) Scouting Bureau has published the second edition of the Top-20 prospects eligible for the 2022 CFL Draft.

Receivers Jalen Philpot and Tyson Philpot of the Calgary Dinos and Waterloo quarterback Tre Ford highlights a group of 15 U SPORTS players on the prospect list released CFL Scouting Bureau on Thursday.

The CFL Scouting Bureau, comprising player personnel directors and general managers from the league’s nine clubs, as well as CFL scouts, releases its prospect rankings in fall, winter and spring editions each year.

Rank name Pos. School Hometown
2 Jalen Philpot WR Calgary Delta, B.C.
5 Tyson Philpot WR Calgary Delta, B.C.
6 Tre Ford QB Waterloo Niagara Falls, Ont.
7 Deionte Knight DL Western Ajax, Ont.
8 Zack Fry OL Western London, Ont.
9 Tyrell Ford DB Waterloo Niagra Falls, ONt.
10 Noah Zerr OL Saskatchewan Langenburg, Sask.
11 Peter Kozushka OL Alberta Yorkton, Sask.
12 Jayden Dalke DB Alberta Leduc, Alta.
13 Adam Machart RB Saskatchewan Saskatoon, Sask.
14 Josiah Schakel LB Alberta Sherwood Park, Alta.
15 Anthony Federico DL Queen's Niagra Falls, Ont.
16 Nathan Cherry DL Saskatchewan Saskatoon, Sask.
17 Joshua Archibald DL McGill Montreal, QC
18 Nate Edwards LB McMaster Ancaster, Ont.


  • Nine U SPORTS schools are represented on the list with five schools featuring multiple players: 

o   Saskatchewan (No. 10 Noah Zerr, No. 13 Adam Machart and No. 16 Nathan Cherry)

o   Alberta (No. 11 Peter Kozushka, No. 12 Jayden Dalke and No. 14 Josiah Schakel)

o   Calgary (No. 2 Jalen Philpot and No. 5 Tyson Philpot)

o   Waterloo (No. 6 Tre Ford and No. 9 Tyrell Ford)

o   Western (No. 7 Deionte Knight and No. 8 Zack Fry)

  • 15 prospects are from U SPORTS; 5 from NCAA.
  • Last year, 18 of the 20 prospects identified in the winter rankings were selected in the 2021 CFL Draft.
  • Of the nine first round selections in the 2021 CFL Draft, five appeared in the winter rankings.



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Philpot is the highest-rated U SPORTS prospect in the winter rankings. In 2021, the Delta, B.C., product recorded 35 receptions for 715 yards (20.4 yards per reception) and three touchdowns. His efforts earned him a U SPORTS First Team All-Canadian selection for a second consecutive year. In three seasons with the Dinos, Philpot recorded 113 catches for 1,889 yards and 10 touchdowns.


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A 10-spot leap from the fall rankings brings Tyson into the Top-5 alongside his twin brother, Jalen. In 2021, he caught 41 passes for 746 yards and a U SPORTS-best nine touchdown receptions. Tyson was named a first team All-Canadian and the Canada West Player of the Year. In 16 career games with the Dinos, the Delta, B.C., native recorded 77 receptions for 1,574 yards and 14 touchdowns.


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Jumping four spots up the rankings is reigning Hec Crighton Award winner Tre Ford. The dual-threat quarterback is a two-time OUA conference most valuable player finishing the past season in the top 10 of both passing and rushing in Canada. Ford completed 118 of the 186 passes (63.4%), throwing for 1465 yards and ten touchdowns.  Averaging 244 yards per game in the air, he also finished fourth in Canada in rushing with 629 yards in six contests while scampering for three more scores. He led all U SPORTS rushers averaging 10.7 yards per carry.

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