Tomas Jack-Kurdyla, OL, Buffalo
Fortunately for Jack-Kurdyla, the cancellation of the CFL combine didn’t take away his opportunity to showcase for team’s as the lineman was able to take part in the University of Buffalo’s pro day.
It’s no secret the Argos need to continue to stockpile talent on the offensive line especially with the departures of Sean McEwen, Tyler Holmes, DJ Sackey, and Ryan Bomben. They did bring on Philip Blake, and Dariusz Bladek in free agency but will need to bring in some younger talent as well.
They added Shane Richards with the first overall pick last year and it wouldn’t be surprising if they went with one of the top linemen on the board in Jack-Kurdyla. Considering he drew interest from NFL teams and has worked with Khalil Mack, who is one of the top pass rushers in the NFL should speak to his pedigree.
Jordan Williams, LB, ECU
Williams was a walk-on at East Carolina University and will likely be the first linebacker to be selected on Thursday.
He had a 4.48, 40-yard dash and a 39-inch vertical at the Ontario Regional Combine which happened just before the league shut down the rest of the combines. As he told Austin Owens of CFL.ca, he has been studying CFL game footage in anticipation of making the transition from the American-style of play.
His athleticism makes him an intriguing prospect and even though the Argos have strong depth at the linebacker position, but it never hurts to build the future and Williams could turn into an impactful starter for years to come.