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CFL Draft Prospect Micah Roane Completes Pro Day at South Dakota, How He Compares to the CFL Combine

Micah Roane performed his pro day at South Dakota on Monday. He was not in attendance for the CFL Combine as the dates conflicted with South Dakota’s pro day. He was a late addition to the CFL Draft class being added to the list early this month.

DL Micah Roane – South Dakota (24 y/o, 6’3, 260 lbs)

BRUBACHER, LukeCFL CombineDLWilfrid Laurier6′ 5 1/4″246DNP4.693810′ 6″7.064.34
IDOKO, GeorgeCFL CombineDLSaskatchewan6′ 1 1/2″224154.833.59′ 3 1/8″7.684.64
ONYEKA, IfennaCFL CombineDLCarleton6′ 1 1/2″249DNP4.83329′ 8 1/8″7.524.58
HERGOTT, TysonCFL CombineDLWaterloo6′ 2 3/8″246194.85348′ 11″7.334.63
JANVIER-MESSIER, JasonCFL CombineDLYork6′ 2 3/8″232174.88349′ 7 3/4″7.344.59
Micah RoaneSouth DakotaDLSouth Dakota6′ 3″260174.95298′ 10″7.724.65
OKPOKO, DanielCFL CombineDLSan Diego State6′ 4 1/4″274114.9634.58′ 8 5/8″7.394.81
HUBERT, OwenCFL CombineDLMcMaster6′ 3 7/8″263105.03309′ 4 1/2″7.74.78
SAMBU, JustinCFL CombineDLBaylor6′ 2″282115.0327.59′ 0″DNP4.56
OMONUWA, BrandonCFL CombineDLWilfrid Laurier6′ 1 3/8″275255.08308′ 9 1/2″7.464.97
MURRAY, ScottCFL CombineDLGuelph6′ 0 5/8″227DNP5.1831.59′ 0 3/8″7.334.63
WISHART, VanCFL CombineDLQueen’s6′ 3 7/8″25820DNP299′ 3 1/2″7.634.56
OBIANG, SamuelCFL CombineDLTowson5′ 10 7/8″30120DNP26.58′ 4 1/8″DNP5.01

Roane’s 40-yard dash time of 4.95 seconds is a good time demonstrating the needed speed for his position. Compared to the other defensive lineman at the CFL Combine this past weekend he showed that he has the athleticism to compete within that group. The only players faster than him were those carrying over 25 fewer pounds of weight with them.

Roane’s time was very close to Daniel Okpoko’s time who finished with a 4.96 although Okpoko carries 14 more pounds than Roane. Okpoko was ranked the 15th top prospect by the CFL Scouting Bureau on their winter rankings so it bodes well for Roane that he is keeping up closely with some of the most highly touted prospects.

He demonstrated good upper body strength in the bench press with 17 reps which placed him competitively with the rest of the group.

Roane performed a slower time than the rest of the group in the position group at the 3-cone drill which is not a positive indicator towards his agility indicators however his shuttle time was more middle of the pack compared to those at the combine.

Overall his performance at his pro day was good and he demonstrated good athleticism that fits well when compared to other top prospects invited to the CFL Combine.

Roane played in 40 games for South Dakota over the past 4 seasons amassing 44 solo tackles, 50 assisted tackles, 13.5 tackles for a loss, and 7.5 sacks. He is coming off his best season which saw him put up 18 solo tackles, 22 assisted tackles, 7 tackles for a loss, 4.5 sacks, 2 passes defended, and a fumble recovery. He started in all 13 games this past season.

He started his career with Minnesota in 2018 redshirting his first season and did not play in 2019 before transferring to South Dakota to play in the Missouri Valley Football Conference.

WR Nick Mardner – Auburn (6’5, 190 lbs)

Roane was not the only CFL Draft prospect to recently put up good pro day numbers. Wide receiver Nick Mardner participated in Auburn’s Pro Day on Friday. He posted the second faster 40-yard dash time among the Auburn players to participate at 4.52. Only 0.01 seconds slower than the fastest time at this year’s CFL Combine of 4.51 by running back Michale Chris-Ike and defensive back Benjamin Labrosse. Mardner performed 11 reps on the bench, a 35-inch vertical, and a 10-foot-9-inch broad jump.

Mardner was ranked the 11th top prospect by the CFL Scouting Bureau on their winter rankings.

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Jonathan Clink joined CFL News Hub in early April of 2023. His primary responsibilities are covering the BC Lions and Montreal Alouettes. He self awarded himself the CFL Rookie Journalist of the Year in 2023 following the 2023 CFL season. He also proclaims himself to be a "really cool guy". He was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba and lived a large portion of his childhood in Northwest Ontario. He currently lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan and misses being being able to have 4 months of skating every winter. Clink has written over 240 articles for CFL News Hub. He was the publication's boots on the ground at the 2023 Grey Cup in Hamilton. Clink has always had an obsession for sport and has a background in other sports as well having played hockey all his life and soccer, basketball, and lacrosse in high school. As a young child he used to log his hockey statistics after every game which is either an indication that he was destined for the role or perhaps and indication that he is rather strange.
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