Tyson and Jaden Philpot’s electrifying play at the University of Calgary certainly has the attention of CFL scouts.
The twin brother receivers and Seaquam Secondary graduates, are listed second and fifth respectively in the CFL Scouting Bureau's latest rankings for this spring’s 2022 CFL Draft.
The CFL Scouting Bureau, comprising player personnel directors and general managers from the league’s nine clubs, as well as CFL scouts, releases its prospect rankings in fall, winter and spring editions each year.
Jalen is the highest rated USports prospect in the winter rankings.
In 2021, he recorded 35 receptions for 715 yards and three touchdowns in just six games. His efforts earned him a USports First Team All-Canadian selection for the second straight year. In three seasons at Calgary, he has 113 catches for 1,889 yards and 10 majors.
Tyson has leaped up 10 spots from the fall rankings to crack the top five thanks to a superb 2021 campaign.
He had 41 receptions for 746-yards and a nation best nine touchdowns. The performance earned him First Team All-Canadian status and Canada West Player of the Year honours.
The brothers were so dominant this past season, the next nearest player in reception yards in Canada West play was Saskatchewan’s Daniel Perry at 443 yards.
Jalen and Tyson are the sons of former B.C. Lions star running back Cory Philpot who helped B.C. win a Grey Cup back in 1994.
He has made a significant impact on his sons’ careers, coaching them at the community and high school levels. Last month, he guided the Langley Rams to the Canadian Junior Football national title.
Topping the CFL Scouting Bureau rankings is Penn State linebacker Jesse Luketa. Rounding out the top five are Coastal Carolina defensive back Enock Makonzo at No. 3 and Syracuse linebacker Tyrell Richards at No. 4.