Shepley In Jets Camp

Dakoda Shepley is Marshall Ferguson’s projected No. 1 overall pick at the 2018 CFL Draft to be held 3 May.Photo by Johany Jutras/CFL.ca.

Dakoda Shepley is Marshall Ferguson’s projected No. 1 overall pick at the 2018 CFL Draft to be held 3 May.
Photo by Johany Jutras/CFL.ca.

(EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ) – Windsor’s Dakoda Shepley went unselected in this year’s NFL draft, but he joined the New York Jets as a free agent on Saturday. The 6’ 5”, 305lb outside linebacker, who went to school at the University of British Columbia caught the eye of Jets scouts at the Eastern Michigan pro-day in March.

Shepley, a graduate of Holy Names HS in Windsor, is attending a rookie minicamp this week, but remains available for the upcoming CFL draft on May 3. He’s expected to be selected early in the first round, with some pundits suggesting he could go first over all to the Montreal Alouettes.

“Excited to get to work as a New York Jet! #JetUp,” Shepley tweeted over the weekend.

Shepley was named a Canada West all-star in 2017, two years after he and the UBC Thunderbirds won the Vanier Cup. He could be back in the area on September 10 when the Jets visit the Detroit Lions to open the 2018-19 season at Ford Field.

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