Riders LB Sam Eguavoen has packed NFL workout schedule

Standout Saskatchewan Roughriders linebacker Sam Eguavoen is drawing plenty of suitors from south of the border.

The 25-year-old defender has 10 workouts scheduled with NFL teams with possibly more to come. Eguavoen worked out for the Miami Dolphins this week to begin the tour.

Any players who were in the CFL during the 2018 season became eligible to showcase their talents for teams down south on Dec. 1.

Eguavoen had the best year of his three seasons in the CFL during 2018. He made 81 tackles, three sacks, two forced fumbles, one interception and scored two defensive touchdowns. Since signing with the Riders in 2016, Eguavoen has 159 tackles, 14 on special teams, four sacks, two forced fumbles, one interception and two majors in 38 games.

After four seasons at Texas Tech University where Eguavoen improved his production each season, the Red Raiders product put up some eye-popping testing numbers at the school’s pro day, running a 4.67 40-yard dash, 4.34 short shuttle, 7.15 three-cone, 38.5-inch vertical and 10-foot, five-inch broad jump at an even six-feet, 227 pounds. Despite those results, Eguavoen went unselected in the 2015 NFL Draft and spent that season out of football.

Eguavoen’s ability to be stout against the run, quick sideline-to-sideline and cover from the linebacker position fits well with the the current trends in the NFL, which have seen it become more like the CFL game.

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