September 15, 2016 3:01 pm
Updated: September 15, 2016 4:04 pm

Winnipegger among top CFL prospects

Mitch Rosset / Global News

WINNIPEG — Geoff Gray is the only Manitoban to crack the CFL’s initial prospect rankings for the 2017 draft.

The Manitoba Bisons offensive lineman is listed as the 11th best football player eligible for the draft. He’s also ranked seventh among all CIS players.

“Geoff is a consummate student athlete,” said Bisons head coach Brian Dobie. “I thought he was the top offensive lineman in May’s East-West Bowl. He will have an unbelievable future in football.”

The fourth year engineering major has started the last 18 games with the Bisons. Gray played minor football with the Greendell Falcons. He came to the University of Manitoba as a defensive lineman before moving to the offensive side of the ball.

“Switching positions didn’t set me back,” said Gray. “The level of competition at ten high school and midget level, realistically you’re not that far along. Most people need a year or two to get to the physical level of university football anyways.”

Mississippi State offensive lineman and Montreal-born Justin Senior tops the CFL’s prospects list.

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