Several Canadian players invited to New York Giants mini-camp

Regina offensive lineman Jeremy Zver, UBC receiver Alex Morrison, Calgary defensive end/linebacker Connor McGough and defensive back Robert Woodson have accepted invites to New York Giants rookie mini-camp, per sources.

Zver was a dual-sport athlete, basketball and football, at Regina. He was a 2016 Canada West all-star at left tackle. During three seasons with the Rams football team, he started 27 games. At the 2017 CFL combine, Zver, six-foot-four, 305 pounds, put up 21 reps of 225 pounds on the bench press, ran a 5.28 40-yard time, 4.82 shuttle, 8.03 3-cone, broad jumped 8 feet, 7 1/2 inches and recorded a 30-inch vertical.

Morrison is a big target, over six-foot-three, 216 pounds, who runs well for his size with 4.62 40-yard speed. Plus, 4.29 shuttle, 7.13 3-cone, 9 feet, 8 1/2-inch broad and 33.5-inch vertical. He played in just two games for the Thunderbirds in 2016 due to a broken arm. In 2015, Morrison made 37 receptions for 631 yards and four touchdowns in 12 games for UBC, including seven catches for 95 yards in the team’s 2015 Vanier Cup victory over Montreal.

McGough, a two-time Canada West all-star, made an impression on CFL scouts with a strong one-on-one session at the CFL combine. He ran a 4.73 40 time, 4.25 shuttle, 7.14 3-cone, nine feet, three-inch broad jump, 32.5-inch vertical and 23 bench press reps at over six feet, 247 pounds. McGough recorded 31 tackles, nine tackles for loss and four sacks for the University of Calgary last season.

Woodson was the Canada West defensive player of the year in 2015 and a first-team all-Canadian. He followed that up with a Canada West all-star selection last season after making 16 tackles, one interception, one pass break-up and one forced fumble. The five-foot-10, 199-pound defensive back ran a 4.64 40-yard time, 4.44 shuttle, 7.03 3-cone, 10 1/2-inch broad and 35-inch vertical with 18 reps on the bench press at the CFL combine in March. Woodson has CFL bloodlines as the son of Tony who played four seasons in the CFL as a linebacker and brother to Anthony currently a running back with the Calgary Stampeders.

Montreal Carabins defensive lineman Junior Luke will be at Giants mini-camp too.

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