Photo credit: Kyran Thicke/Concordia Stingers
Photo credit: Kyran Thicke/Concordia Stingers

Concordia University welcomed five NFL teams to campus for offensive lineman Maurice Simba’s pro day.

Photo credit: Kyran Thicke/Concordia Stingers
Photo credit: Kyran Thicke/Concordia Stingers

The New York Jets, Cleveland Browns, Chicago Bears, Green Bay Packers and San Francisco 49ers. During the 2018 USports season, the Pittsburgh Steelers and Kansas City Chiefs sent scouts to Montreal for an up-close look at Simba.

Simba checked in at over six-foot-seven, 343 pounds, recording 25 reps of 225 pounds on the bench press with arms over 36 inches long and more than 84-inch wingspan. He ran a 5.99 40-yard time, 5.76 shuttle, 9.32 three-cone, six-foot, 11-inch broad jump and 19-inch vertical.

Photo credit: Kyran Thicke/Concordia Stingers
Photo credit: Kyran Thicke/Concordia Stingers

Simba was the first Canadian to play in the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl where all 32 NFL franchises had representatives last January in a showcase event for draft prospects. North team had coach Mike Tice picked Simba as a captain for the game.

The Democratic Republic of Congo native moved to Canada in 2012. That coincided with the first time Simba ever put on football pads at College Montmorency just over six years ago. Since then Simba developed into a two-time Quebec university conference all-star and All-Canadian at the USports level.

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