Pros have eyes on two Marauders

Two McMaster Marauders have made the Canadian Football League Scouting Bureau’s September edition of the Top-15 prospects eligible for the 2013 CFL Canadian Draft.

Checking in as the fourth-ranked Canadian prospect is offensive tackle Matt Sewell, while No. 10 on the list is defensive end Ben D’Aguilar.

The 6-foot-8, 330-pounds Sewell has been a standout since arriving on campus. Named to the Ontario University Athletics all-star team as a freshman, he has been a league All-Star every year since. A native of Milton, Sewell was recognized as a second-team Canadian Interuniversity Sport All-Canadian last season, helping power McMaster to its first Vanier Cup title.

Draft pundits have mentioned Sewell as a possible National Football League draft pick next spring.

Lining up at defensive end, D’Aguilar has been a terror for opposing quarterbacks this season. A native of Hamilton who stands 6-foot-2 and 245 lbs, D’Aguilar has five sacks in three games, and was the OUA Defensive Player of the Week for his opening game performance of three sacks against Guelph. D’Aguilar was also the top defensive performer in the last CIS East-West Bowl, registering six solo tackles and one sack for the West team.

McMaster head coach Stef Ptaszek said working with players like Sewell and D’Aguilar is a privilege. “Our staff is very happy to see that their hard work and commitment to Marauder football has been noticed by the CFL,” said Ptaszek. “We certainly agree that they are special athletes who deserve serious consideration for the 2013 CFL Draft.”

Last year five prospects listed on the September ranking were drafted in the first round of the 2012 CFL Canadian Draft.

The 2013 ranking includes six defensive linemen, five offensive linemen, two receivers, one linebacker and one running back.

Here is the list:

1. Stefan Charles, DL, Regina

2. Linden Gaydosh, DL, Calgary

3. Bo Lokombo, LB, Oregon

4. Matt Sewell, OL, McMaster

5. Steven Lumbala, RB, Calgary

6. Cory Watman OL Eastern Michigan

7. Jesse Joseph, DL, UConn

8. Kalonji Kashama, DL, Eastern Michigan

9. Brent Jones, OL, Regina

10. Ben D’Aguilar DL McMaster

11. Stephen Alli, WR, Florida

12. Elie Ngoyi, DL, Bishops

13. Brander Craighead, OL, UTEP

14. Nolan MacMillan, OL, Iowa

15. Yannick Morin-Plante, WR, Laval

The next CFL Scouting Bureau ranking will be published following the CIS season. The bureau is comprised of CFL scouts, player personnel directors and general managers from the league’s eight teams.