Canadian defensive lineman Lwal Uguak performed in front of scouts from all 32 NFL teams at the Texas Christian University Pro Day on Thursday.
The six-foot-four, 261-pound defender ran a 4.96-second forty-yard dash with a 1.8-second ten-yard split, while posting a 29-inch vertical, nine-foot, eight-inch broad jump, and 18 reps on the bench. He also clocked a 7.52-second three-cone and a 4.65-second short shuttle
Uguak recently attended the 2023 CFL Combine in his hometown of Edmonton, where he interviewed with teams but did not take part in on-field drills. He has traditionally lined up at defensive tackle throughout his collegiate career and has been listed between 270 and 280 pounds, but has slimmed down considerably in the pre-draft process.
The 23-year-old began his collegiate career at the University of Connecticut, where he recorded 69 total tackles, nine tackles for loss, four sacks, four knockdowns, one forced fumble, and one fumble recovery over 34 career games with the Huskies (2018-21). The team did not play in 2020 due to the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Uguak transferred to TCU in 2022 looking to play on a larger stage. He dressed for 14 games in a rotational role with the Horned Frogs as they reached the National Championship Game against Georgia, registering nine total tackles, 0.5 tackles for loss and a fumble recovery.
The interior defender placed eighth on the CFL’s most recent scouting bureau rankings, though he could easily be selected higher than that in the upcoming draft. He was a top-three selection in John Hodge’s first mock draft and is one of eight prospects that could realistically be selected first overall by the Ottawa Redblacks according to 3DownNation.