Argos sign Eastern Regional Combine standout, Acadia receiver Matthew Gledhill

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The Toronto Argonauts have signed Canadian receiver Matthew Gledhill to a contract after the Acadia standout blew up the Eastern Regional Combine.

Gledhill was one of a number of undrafted Canadian prospects from the past two seasons allowed to take part in the league’s regional combine circuit this month, after both the 2020 and 2021 draft classes were prevented from testing in front of scouts due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The six-foot-one, 212-pound pass catcher recorded a 37.5-inch vertical jump, the best of any prospect at the Eastern Regional, and a nine-foot, 11-and-5/8-inch broad jump, which ranked second. Gledhill added a 4.70 second forty-yard dash, 7.50 second three-cone, 4.50 second short shuttle, and 12 reps of 225 pounds on the bench press.

Born in Parry Sound before a move to Ottawa where he attended high school, Gledhill caught 52 passes for 805 yards and seven touchdowns over 22 games at Acadia. After going unselected in the 2021 CFL Draft, he posted 18 receptions for 284 yards and two touchdowns and was named an AUS all-star last season.