2019 Vanier Cup finalist Marc-Antoine Dequoy of the Montreal Carabins highlights a group of eight U SPORTS players on the final spring prospect list released by the Canadian Football League’s Scouting Bureau Monday in advance of the 2020 Draft.

Dequoy, a 6-foot-3, 195-pound defensive back, makes his second consecutive appearance ranked No. 9 on the Scouting Bureau Rankings, after opening the season at No. 15. This season, the Île Bizard, Que., native had 37.5 tackles – 34 of them solo – and a pair of interceptions in eight regular season games. In the playoffs, Dequoy added a key 85-yard pickoff return for a touchdown in Montreal’s 25-10 Dunsmore Cup victory over Laval. That clinched the Carabins’ first RSEQ title since 2015, en route to a Uteck Bowl win at Acadia and a spot in the 55th Vanier Cup Presented by Promutuel Insurance against the Calgary Dinos.

The Vanier Cup appearance capped a decorated career for Dequoy, who was named the RSEQ Defensive Player of the Year in 2018, and is a three-time RSEQ All-Star and U SPORTS All-Canadian, including back-to-back First Team nods the last two seasons.

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Alberta offensive lineman Carter O’Donnell is the highest-ranking U SPORTS product on the final Scouting Bureau ranking at No. 3. The Red Deer, Alta., product has been steadily rising, opening the season at No. 11 before moving up seven spots to No.4 in December after receiving First Team All-Canadian honours this season.

Both Dequoy and O’Donnell represented U SPORTS football in the 2020 East-West Shrine Bowl in January. The final Scouting Bureau list also includes two players from Laval, as well as one each from Queen’s, Waterloo, Western and Carleton.

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The CFL Scouting Bureau releases its rankings three times each year, usually in the Fall, Winter and Spring. The Bureau is comprised of CFL scouts, player personnel directors and general managers from the league’s nine teams.

Last year, 52 U SPORTS players were selected in the 2019 CFL Draft out of 73 total picks (71.2 per cent).

The 2020 CFL Draft is scheduled for April 30.

2020 CFL SCOUTING BUREAU (Final Rankings)

1Neville GallimoreDTOklahomaSt. Catharines, Ont.Arts & Sciences11
2Chase ClaypoolWRNotre DameAbbotsford, B.C.Management Consulting22
3Carter O’DonnellOLAlbertaRed Deer, Alta.Education114
4Tomas Jack-KurdylaOLBuffaloMontreal, Que.Educational Studies135
5Dejon BrissetWRViriginaMississauga, Ont.TBD67
6Michael HoechtDTBrownOakhood, OhioBusinessNRNR
7Nathan RourkeQBOhioOakville, Ont.Secondary Ed. & Integrated Social Studies33
8Jordan WilliamsLBEast CarolinaFayetville, N.C.University StudiesNRNR
9Marc-Antoine DequoyDBMontrealÎle Bizard, Que.Video Games Studies159
10Mason BennettDENorth DakotaWinnipeg, Man.Communications98
11Ketel AsséOLLavalSaint-Marc, HaitiSport Intervention76
12Isaac Adeyemi-BerglundDLSoutheastern LouisianaDartmouth, N.S.TBDNR17
13Brendan O’Leary-OrangeWRNevadaToronto, Ont.General Studies1410
14Cameron LawsonDLQueen’sCaledon, Ont.Arts & ScienceNR15
15Adam AuclairLBLavalQuebec, Que.Teaching Physical & Health Ed.813
16Dylan GiffenOLWesternStrathroy, Ont.King’s College1612
17Tyler TernowskiWRWaterlooHamilton, Ont.Economics1916
18Rysen JohnWRSimon FraserVancouver, B.C.TBDNR11
19Jack CassarLBCarletonMississauga, Ont.BusinessNR20
20J.J. MolsonKUCLAMontreal, Que.Business1219

Appeared on previous Scouting Bureau List this season 

NamePos.UniversityHometownProgramSept. 12Dec. 10
Adam SinagraQBCalgaryPointe Claire, Que.Economics1814
Jesse LawsonOLCarletonVancouver, B.C.Psychology2018
Sage DoxtaterOLNew Mexico St.Welland, Ont.Sociology4NR
Patrice ReneDBNorth CarolinaOttawa, Ont.TBD5NR
Daniel JosephDEPenn StateBrampton, Ont.Labor & Employment Relations10NR
Dev LamourDBBuffaloMontreal, Que.Educational Studies17NR