David Knevel stays on top as offensive linemen dominate CFL scouting bureau rankings

Offensive lineman David Knevel of the University of Nebraska has kept his spot as the top-rated player for the Canadian Football League draft.

The top three from the last rankings are unchanged with the six-foot-nine Knevel followed by offensive linemen Trey Rutherford of Connecticut and Ryan Hunter of Bowling Green.

Still another offensive lineman, Peter Godber of Rice, was ranked fourth by the CFL Scouting Bureau on its list of the 20 top prospects for the league’s spring draft. Defensive lineman Julien Laurent of Georgia State was fifth.

The top-ranked player from a Canadian university was defensive back Godfrey Onyeka of Laurier. He dropped two places from the September rankings.

Onyeka’s brother Kene, a defensive lineman at Carleton, was ranked 14th. Their cousin Nakas Onyeka was drafted 37th in the 2017 CFL draft and played last season for the Toronto Argonauts.

Mark Chapman, a receiver at Central Michigan, was 10th after not making the ranking list in September. Offensive lineman Matt Korte of Alberta was ranked 12th after not making the September list.