Canadian OL Dontae Bull makes return from injury at Fresno State NFL Pro Day

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Canadian offensive lineman Dontae Bull has made his return from injury at the Fresno State Pro Day in front of scouts from an estimated 20 NFL teams and several CFL clubs.

The native of Victoria, B.C. measured in at just under six-foot-six and 322 pounds with 34 1/4-inch arms. He posted a 25.5-inch vertical and eight-foot, three-inch broad jump while putting up 20 reps on the bench.

Bull did not participate in on-field drills as he continues to rebuild strength from a broken leg suffered on October 29 against San Diego State, which caused him to miss the final two months of the season. While the injury is now fully healed, the offensive tackle has not been able to train during his recovery.

Prior to the injury, Bull started seven games at right tackle in 2022, allowing 11 total pressures and three sacks. In six seasons (2017-2022) with the Bulldogs, he has appeared in 41 career games and made 33 starts — 12 at right tackle and 21 on the left side. He has allowed 72 total pressures and nine sacks against in his collegiate career.

Bull was the seventh-rated prospect on the CFL’s winter Scouting Bureau rankings and is one of eight prospects in legitimate contention to be selected by the Ottawa Redblacks with the first overall pick in the 2023 CFL Draft. He was a first-round pick in John Hodge’s first CFL Mock Draft but could fall if he garners NFL interest as an undrafted free agent.

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.