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Winnipegger listed among top five prospects for 2017 CFL Draft

Manitoba Bisons offensive lineman Geoff Gray trains inside the team's gym in September.
Manitoba Bisons offensive lineman Geoff Gray trains inside the team's gym in September. Jordan Pearn / Global News

Manitoba Bisons offensive lineman Geoff Gray has jumped six spots to fifth in the latest prospect rankings for the 2017 CFL Draft.

The 22-year-old Winnipegger was initially ranked 11th by the CFL Scouting Bureau in September.

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Gray was a finalist for the national university football top down lineman award this season. He was named a U Sports First Team All-Canadian and a Canada West All-Star. Gray was also recently invited to play in next month’s East-West Shrine Game in Florida.

Winnipeg-born Jordan Herdman is ranked 16th ahead of next year’s draft. The Simon Fraser University linebacker was not mentioned on the CFL’s initial scouting list. Herdman had three forced fumbles, 3.5 sacks and 56 defensive tackles in ten games this season.

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Mississippi State offensive lineman Justin Senior remains the top ranked prospect.

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers hold the first overall pick in the 2017 CFL Draft. They will also select sixth in the opening round.