Redblacks’ first rounder Deshawn Stevens, 2022 CFL Draft prospects Katley Joseph and Shaquille St-Lot perform at Maine pro day

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A trio of Canadian prospects took part in the University of Maine pro day, including two top 2022 CFL Draft prospects.

Defensive backs Katley Joseph and Shaquille St-Lot, and defensive end Deshawn Stevens were among nine players who tested for NFL and CFL scouts on April 4. Joseph and St-Lot are eligible for selection in both professional drafts, while Stevens is vying for an NFL opportunity after being drafted sixth overall by the Ottawa Redblacks in the 2021 CFL Draft.

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A native of Toronto, Stevens was a two-time All-Conference linebacker at Maine before taking advantage of his extended COVID eligibility to transfer to the University of West Virginia for his final season. He returned to his original collegiate home for testing, weighing in at six-foot-one and 246 pounds.

Stevens ran a 4.94-second forty-yard dash with a 1.62-second ten-yard split, before jumping eight-foot, ten-inches in the broad and 28-inches in the vertical. He also recorded a 7.18-second three-cone and 4.41 short shuttle, while putting up 21 reps of 225 pounds on the bench.

In his lone season with the Mountaineers, Stevens notched 12 tackles in 13 games, mostly on special teams.

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Joseph, the Ottawa-born corner, started 17 games for the Black Bears in his first two seasons. He recorded 54 total tackles, 14 pass deflections and one interception, before missing his final campaign with a knee injury.

Checking in at five-foot-nine and 182 pounds, Joseph ran a 4.91-second forty-yard dash with a ten-yard split of 1.60 seconds. He posted a nine-foot, three-inch broad jump and 27-inch vertical, along with a 7.18 second three-cone and 4.49-second shuttle. Joseph also registered nine reps on the bench of 225 pounds.

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The 20th ranked prospect in the 2022 CFL Draft, St-Lot was unable to test while still recovering from injury. He measured in at five-foot-11 and 193 pounds, managing to put up eight reps on the bench.

A native of Montreal, St-Lot played in 20 games after redshirting his first season at Maine. He made 31 tackles, 15 pass breakups and one interception, but battled injuries for the remainder of his time in Orono.

J.C. Abbott is a University of British Columbia graduate and high school football coach. He covers the CFL, B.C. Lions, CFL Draft and the three-down league's Global initiative.