Canadian DB Nelson Lokombo schedules workout with Washington Football Team

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Canadian defensive back Nelson Lokombo has scheduled a workout with the Washington Football Team on Thursday, May 13.

Lokombo was selected by the Saskatchewan Roughriders with the second overall pick in the 2021 CFL Draft.

He won the Presidents’ Trophy in 2019 as the top defensive player in Canadian University football. The University of Saskatchewan product recorded 115 total tackles, six tackles for loss, 15 pass knockdowns, ten interceptions, three sacks, and two forced fumbles in 30 games with the Huskies.

The 22-year-old held his pro day at the Saskatoon Minor Football Field in April. Lokombo measured in at just under five-foot-eleven and weighed 184 pounds. He ran the forty-yard dash in 4.48 seconds, the shuttle in 4.06 seconds, and the three-cone drill in 6.80 seconds.

He also recorded ten reps of 225 pounds on the bench press, a 38-inch vertical, and a nine-foot, eleven-inch broad jump. These measurables match the spectacular athleticism Lokombo put on film throughout his post-secondary career.

The 2020 U Sports schedule was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but being off the field didn’t hurt Lokombo. The Abbotsford, B.C., native started as a freshman for the Huskies in the ultra-competitive Canada West conference. He spent four years on the Saskatoon campus with three seasons playing football.

The workout comes one day prior to Washington’s rookie mini-camp which is scheduled for May 14-15.