After spurning CFL combine, Peter Godber posts impressive numbers at pro day

After electing not to perform in testing at the CFL combine, Canadian offensive lineman Peter Godber worked out for scouts at Rice University’s pro day Thursday.

Six CFL teams were in attendance to watch Goder. The Toronto native checked in at 6-foot-4, 307 pounds, ran a 5.36 40-yard dash, 4.68 short shuttle, 7.65 three-cone, 28-inch vertical, eight foot, four-inch broad jump and did 36 reps of 225 pounds on the bench press. Godber spent three months training in Houston preparing for the testing events in front of personnel men.

Godber would have ranked first in the short shuttle, three-cone and bench among the eight linemen that attended and performed at the CFL combine. His vertical and 40 would’ve ranked third in the same group, UBC’s Dakoda Shepley and Alberta’s Mark Korte put up higher numbers in those events.

Godber played in 48 games during four seasons with the Owls, starting 35 of them. He earned the Iron Owl award for his strong efforts in the weight room. Academically, the sports management and kinesiology major flourished being named to the Conference USA’s honour roll in 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017. Also in 2017, Godber was a Rice scholar-athlete.

Those smarts combined with prototypical interior lineman stature with plenty of NCAA playing experience makes Godber a highly rated prospect.

(Photo credit: Chuck Pool, Rice Athletics)

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86 Comments on After spurning CFL combine, Peter Godber posts impressive numbers at pro day

  1. Hope he is feeling better.

  2. If he’s not selected in the NFL draft would love to see him drafted by Ticats…

  3. Wingback // March 29, 2018 at 8:26 pm //

    Will he be one of the lucky few to play for Canada’s winner in Canada’s stadium—-Historic McMahon

    • Green&Gold // March 29, 2018 at 8:32 pm //

      Or he could come to Commonwealth and play in a pro stadium:)

      • Wingback // March 29, 2018 at 8:57 pm //

        Commonwealth is a beautiful facility, no question. It is however a tad big for the CFL and the sight lines in the lower bowl aren’t great.
        It’s hosted some great track and field,epic concerts and I hope to see it host some word cup games in 2026. That would be amazing!
        I will be there in late November to watch the home team Stampeders come out of the Esks lockeroom

        • B.C. Dave // March 29, 2018 at 9:04 pm //

          Did you not learn ANYTHING over the last two year, like don”t be such a freakin braggart until AT LEAST you actually won something? I don’t want see your crap all season again. Seriously man, grow the f up.

          • Wingback // March 29, 2018 at 9:10 pm //

            I encourage you to look up what historic means. Historic doesn’t mean new or state of the art.

    • B.C. Dave // March 29, 2018 at 9:01 pm //

      Keep telling you, it was “historic” 50 years ago. Now it is just a dump.
      God, they need to make these spambot questions harder.

      • Wingback // March 29, 2018 at 9:18 pm //

        It’s not a dump. Its a well maintained facility. Nothing leaks, everything works. It just doesn’t provide the “game day experience” riderfans need to show up at games.

        • Green&Gold // March 29, 2018 at 9:32 pm //

          I was just attempting some good natured interprovincial ribbing. How did you make this about the riders… again! Sheesh dude, it does get tiresome.

          • I wanted that too!
            All I did was start off with hubris of my stamps and riders fans attacked. Its them not me. Look back to the beginning of this post

          • Please make that call.

          • The Riders fans attacked did they ? It was a couple guys from Edmonton and BC Dave. I’m going out in a limb here but I doubt they fall into the “Rider fan” category

        • True Green // March 29, 2018 at 10:47 pm //

          You say a lot of stupid things that are blatantly wrong but this takes the cake. The only stadium in the cfl that was shittier than McMahon was Taylor field. That was a serious dump. Yet Rider fans filled it to the point of near collapse almost every game. The new stadium makes for a better experience, but our fans showed up with more sellouts and attendance than your fans without the “game day experience” you think we need for decades.

          Welcome back to the thread asshat, not sure how you got past the moderators. Keep your calculator handy so you have a fighting chance with the spambot questions.

          • Wingback // March 30, 2018 at 1:12 am //

            McMahon twice this past year had crowds at or larger than any at Mosaic and it held sturdy

          • True Green // March 30, 2018 at 3:03 am //

            You’ve conveniently missed the entire point which is that Rider fans did not require your commented game day experience.

            Good on Stamps fans for nearly selling out two games. You should be proud.

        • It’s a dump! The owner have said so and the University says it needs more! Has memories but McMahon is the Worst Stadium in the CFL running away…at least in MTL they have made some Renos. But make no mistake. That stadium is a relic.

    • That’s prehistoric

      • its full of history, If you go there you can see the Olympic caldron that started Canada on the road to the Olympic power we now are

      • Awesome watching you get owned yup, you always come back for more

      • B.C. Dave // March 30, 2018 at 3:01 am //

        Good call Yup. I am not a Rider fan. I would have guessed that the BC part in BC Dave might have given it away to MOST people, however…those with “historic” brain cells may have missed that connection.

    • True Green // March 29, 2018 at 10:34 pm //

      I’m guessing he’s on his knees praying at night that he won’t have to play in that dump. And considering there’s about 12 Stamps fans living in Canada outside of Calgary I’d say they’re the furthest team from being “Canada’s Team” but you just tell yourself whatever helps you sleep at night donkster.

      • That’s because people from Calgary tend to stay in Calgary, People from sask tend to move away. Do you guys really not see that or do you just conveniently use it to maintain this false narrative of national wide popularity??

        • True Green // March 30, 2018 at 3:05 am //

          That’s the obvious reason. Who’s denying it? No one thinks a a born and raised calgarian cheers for the riders. Any rider fan that thinks that is as oblivious to reality as you are. 88

        • True Green // March 30, 2018 at 3:08 am //

          And tend to move away is an exaggeration. Sask population is growing, people are staying and moving here. Welcome to the new Sask where our downtown offices aren’t empty because we aren’t a one trick pony like Calgary. And…. we can afford to have a game day experience now while you friend cannot.

          • What downtown? Those 2 building that are no more than 15 stories??
            Despite the oil downturn, despite an NDP government, despite an unfriendly to small business city council, Calgary continues to grow!
            Don’t try to compare the prosperity of the 2 places.
            Calgary could build a stadium tomorrow if they took a narrow view of how and why to build it. Calgary thinks beyond what small places can understand.
            Don’t forget- in sports alone Calgary is probably hosting the Olympics again in 2026, one of many things our city has on it’s plate.

          • True Green // March 30, 2018 at 12:53 pm //

            Wingnut, I love calgary and Alberta for the record. But you’re views on Saskatchewan epitomize “I’m from a big city” ignorance. You’re understanding of commercial real estate vacancy statistics is even more ignorant and displays your childish level of intellect.

    • Ridersnhabs // March 29, 2018 at 10:51 pm //

      Canadas winner?? Was it all just a dream ? Pretty sure the Argos are canadas winner . You live in a fantasy land .

      • Consistent winning is what makes it so for Calgary. Toronto may have won a the cup, but history shows you will likely suck for the next 5 years. Calgary will just keep winning——Canada’s winners

      • B.C. Dave // March 30, 2018 at 3:04 am //

        i think it’s a typo. He meant Canada’s WHINER.

  4. MJ Bandit // March 29, 2018 at 8:35 pm //

    Some pretty good testing results for O-linemen (especially the 36 bench reps that would have led the CFL Combine that he declined to test in).

    Good test results + multi year NCAA starter = this guy will be near the top of the CFL draft board i bet. Still up in a real deep O-line CFL draft year, where there are other good prospects to compete for 1st round attention – the 3 other NCAA O-linemen (Knevel, Rutherford, Hunter) + a number of very good CIS all-star O-linemen (Shepley, Korte, Lawrence, Sceviour, Ciraco, Pickett, David Brown) = should be interesting to see who goes when & where.

    • Footballnut // March 29, 2018 at 8:39 pm //

      Agreed. My hunch is the NCAA guys all go early. Not really on the nfl radar but still very good players judging by where they come from and what they have done in college

      • Billinburlington // March 30, 2018 at 2:53 am //

        I don’t understand why he won’t be on the NFL radar. Are there better NCAA players out there or is he still too small for NFL interest? Please help me understand ,

    • NCAA players will go to the top of the list and be the top picks no doubt.
      The Draft is all about “O” linemen, the rest of the CIS picks will be back ups and special teamS
      The CFL must reduce the Canadian ratio, we need more quality players in the league. Fewer Canadian kids playing football and fewer too choose from coming out of the CIS. Our best high school players are being recruited by the NCAA.

      • patlynch // March 30, 2018 at 8:56 am //

        Jeff, your draft comments are interesting. Historically, if NCAA Canadians are drafted by the NFL, then Canadian teams let them slide down in our draft . This year’s top 4 OLinemen – Knevel, Rutherford, Hunter, and Godber are not highly rated for the NFL Draft . They might be late round picks but will probably get interest as free agents in the states. Their CFL status then becomes mid to late round in our draft.
        As for your anti-Canadian bias and ratio reduction suggestion, my answer would be “Nuts”.

      • And there goes the same f’ing reduce the ratio bull.

        I’d be up for reducing the frequency of your uninformed ridiculous calls to reduce the one thing that makes this the CANADIAN Football League.

        Or are you bent on making this league as boring as the No Fun League?

        • MJ Bandit // March 30, 2018 at 10:04 pm //

          Yep – standard party-line crap from the Madden Football set, who have no clue about Canadian talent, but want to see more of their “ex-NFL/NCCA” super-heroes play in the CANADIAN Football League; we get ya buddy – how many times are you going to spam this incredible wisdom here ?

  5. Edward Leslie // March 29, 2018 at 9:56 pm //

    Could somebody please explain WHY a 6’4”/ 300+ pound offensive lineman is made ro do a 40 yard dash?? Or what about a vertical leap?? The Offensive linemen don’t try to catch or knock down passes, do they?
    Lifting weights shows they are strong at least, but I still don’t see how lifting barbells prepares you for Odell Willis or Ted Laurent. Are they allowed to lift up players and bodyslam them, WWE-style? No! I’m notceven going to ask about the cones and broadjumps!
    How are O-lineman even graded at these events at the combine?
    The one who elicits the fewest laughs ,while running,
    is the winner? The ones who blow out their knees doung these pointless exhibitions would probably be considered the losers, right?
    So many questions!

    • True Green // March 29, 2018 at 10:41 pm //

      It’s about athleticism. Today’s quality O lineman aren’t just huge strong fat men. D lineman are faster, more agile and dynamic every year and O lineman need to compete against that. If you get winded to fast, don’t recover from a play fast enough, you’re not going to make it. Strength and conditioning training is key for every athlete. Track athletes train Powerlifting basics. Why? Because it makes them strong. All athletes need to be strong and fast, but of course there is variance in that based on sport or position.

      • Green&Gold // March 29, 2018 at 10:44 pm //

        All good points. Wonder what his wingspan is? The farther a D-lineman has to run around the end only buys the QB time which is always good

      • True story Green. Nothing better than watching a hoggie execute a pull block and open a whole 5 feet wide. I believe that happened a couple times last year for Wilder on his long TD’S

      • 40 yard dash for linemen is important as it shows how fast their legs are. Quick legs and feet is the foundation of a solid olineman and is hard to find in men the size they are.

    • You are right, why would an “O” lineman have to run or jump, it’s pointless.
      Let them lift weights, wrestle and maybe a hot dog eating contest.

    • Never heard of pulling an offensive lineman? Speed is a definite advantage there. While rare, a olineman will occasionally have to compete for a loose ball, even leap vertically for one.
      As for questioning weight lifting as a test of strength…seriously?
      Ditto for the rest.

  6. Edward Leslie // March 29, 2018 at 10:09 pm //

    Wingback: Mcmahon’s not that bad of a stadium, it’s just that it’s looking much worse in comparison to all of these new or rebuilt/ modernized stadiums around the CFL these days.
    Maybe they could build a new Mcmahon stadium, financed by billionaire Vince Mcmahon? It would last a lot longer, and cost less, than his XFL venture. If Calgary agreed to have a huge statue of Vince out front, with his huge ego, he might agree to do it!

  7. Green&Gold // March 29, 2018 at 10:32 pm //

    Yup. You are correct, I’m not a Riders fan but I admire your team and fan bases dedication. Now back to talking actual football for those who want to join. I would love this guy with Big Matt on the line. We will need the size against your front 3/4 this year.

    • He is a big body for sure G&Gold, and you can never have too many good O lineman around. I think you are going to field a good team this year, with a little bonus on the line having the Cup at home.

      • Green&Gold // March 29, 2018 at 10:59 pm //

        Rielly winning a cup at home would be perfect!

        • I have a ton of respect for Reilly. Hes cool under pressure and I don’t think there us a QB that takes more licks and keeps on going

  8. OldBaldGuy // March 29, 2018 at 10:36 pm //

    I doubt that Riders fans need the shiny bling to go to games. Unlike Stamp “fans” who couldn’t be bothered to drive across town to go to a game…many Rider fans travel hundreds of kilometres to do it. Yup McMahon is historic…but c’mon…Calgary doesn’t even have friggin field house. Major fixes or a “McMahon” are not in the cards. Bad economy. Bored-with-winning fans. Constant screeching of announcers telling the fans when to make noise. Tailgates are pretty good though.

    • Best tailgates and best true fans there are—— McMahon Stadium.
      27,000 come no matter what, riders crowds fluctuate depending on the attitude of the day towards the team.
      I’m not claiming McMahon is a state of the art facility, but neither is Lambeau. Look how it’s revered.
      For rider fans its an easy point to pick on because it;s all they have to brag about.

  9. B.C. Dave // March 30, 2018 at 3:09 am //

    I was wrong Wing Nut.
    Historical: famous or important in history; having great and lasting importance.
    So based on that definition, it wasn’t even historical 50 years ago.
    I stand corrected. 🙂

  10. True Green // March 30, 2018 at 3:17 am //

    Check your stats. Riders 5 year average is 3,000 or roughly 10% more than Stamps, I’m a province with the population of Calgary.

    All that you’ve said on this thread is delusional but you still was donk, I took your bait. You my friend are one world class troll.

    • Riders do average a 10% higher attendance. But remember there are 400- 500% more to do in Calgary.

  11. poor reporting dont even tell you what cfl teams were watching his pro day

  12. I thought that the consensus from last week’s story was that this kid (and his agent) should be forever banned from the CFL! What happened?

    Ps – for god’s sake just ignore wingman

  13. What a tragedy… the original Scratching Post Blog was a great place to come and talk, debate anything CFL…. then some Einstein got the bright idea to make it bigger and created 3Down… now it’s filled with immature, adolescent personal attacks and garbage… it’s as though Donald Trump was blogging on here…

    Time for all you kids to stop with the school yard bullying and name calling and let the adults get back to chatting about football…

    Just saying….

    • MJ Bandit // March 30, 2018 at 12:11 pm //

      Yep – pretty sad & pathetic; the door is open here for total morons to come in and just flame & bash away; dorks who know zip about football able to unleash a couple of cool, brilliant themes: Canadian football & players are so inferior to all-american heroes; and my team is better than your team, nah, nah, nah; blah, blah, blah # insult.

      So modern internet like.

    • B.C. Dave // April 2, 2018 at 9:15 am //

      Exactly. This thread WAS about Peter Godber, until he came along. Look at every thread he has stopped to poop in and they become Sask vs COWgary as soon as he squats in the thread. He ruins every single decent conversation. Nevermind being unable to take a hint, he does not even get it when you tell him straight up that his crap is not welcome.

  14. Right on Snake, I too get tired of the Stumps and Rider crap invading football related stories. Maybe they could have there own little corner of the site to bash each other and stay away from everything else.

  15. patlynch // March 30, 2018 at 9:08 am //

    I agree with Snake and 72Cats . After visiting here, I realize that the TiCat site and the Scratching Post are much more respectful. The Trump analogy is scary but accurate.

  16. Moronator // March 30, 2018 at 10:51 am //

    Drafted or not, Godber is going to spend at least two or three years on a practice roster.

  17. If you’re unhappy about the trolls people need to use the “Contact Us” feature under the “About Us” tab and email the site administrator and ask that these bickering children be blocked.

    Legion of losers make this site unusable. Funny thing is that a lot of these same user names and individuals have been banned from multiple fan/sports sites and from 3Downnation in the past. Sad little people without lives who can’t interact with real people in a productive manner.

  18. funny but when Americans prioritize the NFL over CFL it is insulting to be the plan b. Yet the CFL is plan B for Canadians also…pin drop here

    • Moronator // March 30, 2018 at 11:23 am //

      You miss the point completely. Godber stole the combine opportunity from another kid, The duplicity and dishonesty combined with Hardaway as an agent will hurt his draft stock. Has nothing to do with his primary goal being the NFL which is absolutely normal.

      • Mo. Yes he should have taken a pass on the CFL Combine but his agent seems to be giving him good advice. CFL fans need to grasp the harsh reality that it is tough for the League to attract top talent. Posters that talk about banning “disrespectful” players and agents need to give their heads a shake.

        • B.C. Dave // March 30, 2018 at 2:21 pm //

          I’d like to think that would happen Mo, that his stock would drop but greed of one team trying to get a leg on up another might prevent that from happening. I think the mere fact so many went to his pro day shows that to be the case, sadly.

  19. CFL fans are typically the best fans in the world. “Friendly” rivalries but when it comes down to it at the core “CFL” fans in addition to loving our teams. When it turns personal and nasty it’s more like NFL and European soccer fans who are more like hoodlums. I would like think we’re a little better than that.

    • Green&Gold // March 30, 2018 at 1:13 pm //

      Very true Jason. The person who often starts the nasty banter you are referring to rarely talks about football.

    • B.C. Dave // March 30, 2018 at 2:25 pm //

      I agree with you Jason. It is always the same one here who starts it and he start on the Rider fans. Trust me, I am no Rider fan but I respect people like Yup and his opinions.
      The ‘hood’ on here keeps doing the same over and over. I tried on one thread to convince everyone to simply not reply to his derogatory posts but someone usually did. I admit is is easy to get sucked into his crap. The one or two threads where no one responded,, they were pleasant to go through. But unless EVERYONE does it, it becomes ineffective,

  20. MJ Bandit // March 30, 2018 at 12:17 pm //

    L. Duvernay-Tardif – O-lineman out of McGill in CIS ball – made the Chiefs NFL roster as a rookie and was starting by year 2 and is now considered one of the top guards in the NFL. Just FYI; but I suppose you know lots about Godber.

  21. “Six CFL teams were in attendance to watch Goder.”

    Is it too much to ask for you to actually name the teams in attendance? You know, in case their fans would like to know? Not asking for myself.

    I doubt the Alouettes were there, because Kavis Reed “et als” suck, obviously.

    Still, I am curious.

  22. Colour me green // March 31, 2018 at 9:26 pm //

    Calgary did not make Canada an Olympic powerhouse, it was Vancouver who stepped it up.

    • B.C. Dave // April 1, 2018 at 11:57 am //

      Yeah, I had to chuckle at that but then you have to consider the source…The same one who thinks the barn they play in, which is probable as old as the stable Jesus was born in, is God’s gift to the CFL.

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