CFL Draft Profile: Frédéric Plesius
Source: CFL Communications http://www.cfl.ca/article/draft-profile-fr-d-ric-plesius / Photo credit Yan Doublet
TORONTO (CFL) - Frédéric Plesius insists
that he's a dominant playmaker. And the University of Laval
linebacker certainly backed up that notion on the biggest stage of
his football career.
The no.6 ranked prospect in this year's Canadian Draft registered five tackles and took back an interception 37 yards for a touchdown in the Rouge et Or's 41-38 heartbreaking loss to McMaster in the 2011 Vanier Cup.
The 6-foot-4, 240-pound Laval native carried over his momentum from the big game into last month's CFL Evaluation Camp Presented by Reebok. Plesius finished first among all linebackers with a 4.63 40-yard dash time and impressed scouts by pumping out 27 reps on the bench press.
However, what may impress the said scouts most is Plesius' high understanding of the game.
"I've got a lot of experience, I've been playing for 13 years so I know the game. I've got great things to show," said Plesius following E-Camp.
Heading into the May 3 Draft, Plesius boasts a strong list of accolades. In 2011, he was named the RSEQ Defensive Player of the Year and was also named a first-team CIS All-Star.
But just because Plesius won't find himself under the CFL spotlight again until draft day, doesn't necessarily mean he'll be taking it easy.
"I'm going to work out, work on some football stuff, my technique, and I'll be ready for next season," he said.
Click here to hear more from Frédéric Plesius in his draft profile.