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Top Prospects Revealed: Kurtis Rourke Leads 2024 CFL Draft Scouting Bureau’s Fall Edition

In a grand unveiling, the Canadian Football League (CFL) Scouting Bureau announced its Fall Edition rankings for the 2024 CFL Draft. The spotlight is firmly on Ohio University quarterback Kurtis Rourke, the Oakville, Ont. native who has positioned himself at the No. 1 spot among prospects.

CFL Scouting Bureau’s Fall Edition: A Comprehensive Overview

Top-5 Spotlight:

  1. Kurtis Rourke | QB | Ohio | Oakville, Ont.
    • 3,256 passing yards, 25 touchdowns, 4 interceptions last season
    • 69% completion rate
    • 2022 MAC Offensive Player of the Year
  2. Gabe Wallace | OL | Buffalo | Salmon Arm, B.C.
    • 13 starts at left guard
    • All-MAC Third Team in 2022
  3. Theo Benedet | OL | UBC | North Vancouver, B.C.
    • UBC’s offensive line allowed 10 sacks, averaging 6.1 yards per rush
    • J.P. Metras Trophy winner
  4. Kyle Hergel | OL | Boston College | Toronto
    • Transferred to Boston College for 2023
    • All-Sun Belt Third Team (2022)
  5. Isaiah Adams | OL | Illinois | Ajax, Ont.
    • 13 starts last season
    • 2023 Outland Trophy preseason watchlist

By the Numbers:

  • 10 offensive linemen
  • 3 linebackers
  • 3 wide receivers
  • 2 defensive linemen
  • 1 quarterback
  • 1 tight end
  • 19 schools represented; UBC with multiple players
  • 15 prospects from the NCAA; 4 from U SPORTS; 1 from Junior College
  • 5 of 9 first-round selections in the 2023 CFL Draft featured in the 2022 Fall Edition

With the 2020 U SPORTS football season having been canceled due to COVID-19, the spotlight on these prospects intensifies. The list includes a mix of athletes from various schools and positions, showcasing the diversity and depth of talent poised to enter the CFL.

The buzz surrounding the Fall Edition of the CFL Scouting Bureau’s rankings illustrates the league’s commitment to nurturing Canadian talent and growing the sport across the nation. The anticipation for the 2024 CFL Draft has never been higher, and the eyes of fans, scouts, and executives are fixated on these young stars’ promising careers. The countdown to the Draft begins, and Kurtis Rourke leads the way.

CFL Scouting Bureau: Fall Edition

Rank Name Position School Hometown
1Kurtis RourkeQBOhioOakville, Ont.
2Gabe WallaceOLBuffaloSalmon Arm, B.C.
3Theo BenedetOLUBCNorth Vancouver, B.C.
4Kyle HergelOLBoston CollegeToronto
5Isaiah AdamsOLIllinoisAjax, Ont.
6Nick MardnerWRAuburnOakville, Ont.
7Daniel JohnsonOLPurdueLondon, Ont.
8Giovanni ManuOLUBCPitt Meadows, B.C.
9Justin SambuDLBaylorCalgary
10Geoffrey Cantin-ArkuLBMemphisLévis, Que.
11Anim DankwahOLHowardToronto
12Charlie De LandLBAlbertaEdmonton
13Christopher FournierOLLehighOttawa
14Tanner Gaskill-CadwalladerLBNorthern IllinoisOshawa, Ont.
15Evan JohnsonOLSaskatchewanRegina
16Cole NelsonDLAlbertaPonoka, Alta.
17Tyrell RichardsLBSyracuseBrampton, Ont.
18Kail DavaDLTennessee TechMississauga, Ont.
19Dhel Duncan-BusbyWRBemidji StateMadison, Ohio
20Eric SchonOLHoly CrossBarrie, Ont.

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