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Alberta OL Mark Korte improves on combine numbers at pro day

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Just two days after the CFL combine, University of Alberta offensive lineman Mark Korte performed at the Golden Bears pro day.

Korte was invited to the prestigious East-West Shrine Game in January, garnering some NFL interest. The Washington Redskins sent a scout to Edmonton for the workout and the hometown Edmonton Eskimos had one there too.

The Canada West conference Most Outstanding Lineman in 2017 matched or bettered his testing results from the CFL event. Korte ran a 5.22 40-yard dash, 7.47 three-cone, 4.63 short shuttle, broad jumped eight feet, eight inches, recorded a 30-inch vertical while pushing 225 pounds 19 times in the bench press.

The 40-yard time would’ve tied him for 11th among all offensive linemen invited to the NFL combine, three-cone clocking sixth overall, short shuttle tied for eighth, broad jump top 20 and vertical leap tied for eighth. All that at six-foot-two-and-a-half and 294 pounds.

The Spruce Grove, Alberta native was an integral part of the Golden Bears offensive line that paved the way for running back Ed Ilnicki to set a new conference single-season rushing record with 1,468 yards and win the Hec Crighton Trophy.

Korte helped his draft stock on both sides of the border.

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