Updated: March 10, 2017

What a day for former Wildcat Malcolm Carter at the CFL Eastern Regional Combine in Montreal! While all the talk was of TE Toure of Sherbrooke, Hastings DB from Acadia, Lavals Hovington DB and LB Emond from Montreal, MC knocked it out of the park by registering #1 rankings combine wide in 2 categories and ranking #1 in five of six receiver measurables.

Simply put..he stole the show in a group of 36 other hopefuls. So much so he’s one of only 5 that has been invited to the main CFL Combine in Regina March 23 – 25!

Malcolm vs Receivers

In all, 165 of the country’s top amateur football players will spend the next three weeks looking to turn heads before the 2017 CFL Draft on May 7.

Last year, 17 players from regional combines were extended an invitation to the CFL Combine, 10 of those being selected in the 2016 CFL Draft. Four of the 17 came from the Montreal Regional Combine

The Five Selections

This year, regional combines will also be held in Toronto (the Ontario Regional Combine on March 17) and Regina (the Western Regiona Combine on March 23).

After each regional combine, the CFL, with input from all teams, will invite additional players from the regional combines tot he national event in Regina.


The CFL Combine presented by adidas will take place at Evraz Place in Regina. The players will undergo medical examinations; performance, strength and speed tests; on-field football drills; and team interviews over a span of three days in front of coaches, scouts and general managers.

By the Numbers: 

– Of the 43 players currently on the Eastern Regional Combine roster, 40 are draft eligible.

– Defensive line is the most crowded position at the regional with nine set to participate (The position breakdown is as follows: 9 DL, 7 WR, 7 DB, 5 OL, 5 LB, 4 K, 3 RB, 1 TE, 1 QB, 1 FB).

– 13 schools will be represented, led by Carleton (9), Montreal (6) and Sherbrooke (6). Other schools represented: Mount Allison (5), Concordia (3), Laval (3), Ottawa (3), St. Francis Xavier (2), Acadia (2), McGill (1), Queen’s (1), Bishop’s (1), Saint Mary’s (1).