The CFL Scouting Bureau (an average of team rankings) released its latest list of draft prospects this week, and one particularly notable figure was Wilfrid Laurier receiver Shamawd Chambers. There was already plenty of buzz about Chambers heading into this year's draft, and he was ranked fourth in the bureau's previous set of rankings, but he rose to third on this list at least partly on the strength of the dominant 40-yard dash time of 4.42 seconds he posted at this year's E-Camp. In a conference call Tuesday with media and fellow top prospects Ben Heenan (offensive lineman, Saskatchewan, ranked second) and Frédéric Plesius (linebacker, Laval, ranked fifth), Chambers said he wants people to judge him as a football player, not just a speedster, though.
"I want people to start talking about me as a great receiver, not just a great athlete," he said. "You don't want to be looked at only as a good athlete."
Chambers said his athletic ability is certainly an advantage for him, but CFL players in general tend to be solid athletes.
"Everyone who plays this game is a great athlete," he said.Read More »from Shamawd Chambers wants to be seen as more than an athlete, and other CFL draft notes