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Top-ranked CFL prospect Duvernay-Tardif won't be attending league's combine

03/11/2014 03:11 EDT | Updated 05/11/2014 05:59 EDT
TORONTO - He's the top-ranked prospect for the 2014 CFL draft but McGill offensive lineman Laurent Duvernay-Tardif won't be strutting his stuff at the league's evaluation camp.

Two CFL sources requesting anonymity said the six-foot-five, 315-pound native of St. Hilaire, Que., will be holding his own pro day workouts instead.

The CFL will hold its annual combine March 21-23 in Toronto.

Duvernay-Tardif, a converted defensive lineman, finished the season atop the CFL scouting bureau's list of the top Canadian prospects for this year's draft.

But the 23-year-old has also garnered plenty of interest south of the border. McGill's website said at least eight NFL teams either expressed interest or requested information on Duvernay-Tardif this past season.

Duvernay-Tardif is a two-time All-Canadian who captured the 2013 Metras trophy as Canadian university football's top lineman.

Duvernay-Tardif was invited to participate in the 89th East-West Shrine game Jan. 18 in St. Petersburg, Fla.

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