The top-ranked prospect in this year’s CFL draft is officially NFL-bound.
Laval defensive end Mathieu Betts has been signed to an undrafted free agent NFL contract by the Chicago Bears.
— Rouge et Or (@rougeetor) April 27, 2019
Betts had an excellent pro day and made the most of his trip to the East-West Shrine Game in January, meeting with over half of the NFL’s teams. ESPN draft analyst Todd McShay said Betts would be a late-round pick before the draft started on Thursday.
Betts recorded 35.5 sacks in 33 games with the Rouge et Or. He still has room to develop his six-foot-three, 253-pound frame as he reaches the professional ranks.