Laval OL Ketel Asse invited to NFLPA Collegiate Bowl

Laval University offensive lineman Ketel Asse will showcase his abilities south of the border after being invited to take part in the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl on January 18 at the Rose Stadium Bowl in Pasadena, California.

Asse will line up against NCAA players who have the chance to be selected in the 2020 NFL Draft. During the week of the NFLPA Bowl, Asse will undergo a series of physical tests, practices and interviews will also take place with pro scouts.

“This is a unique opportunity to show what I know how to do to 32 NFL teams. But I do not want to put too much pressure on myself. I will introduce myself there to perform, but I especially want to take advantage of the experience, welcome coaches feedback on site to continue to improve my game,” Asse said.

“I’m sure I’ll talk to Mathieu Betts, who experienced something similar last year, to find out what to expect. I will continue to train hard by then to be ready.”

NFL scouts first noticed Asse in March 2019, during Betts’ Pro Day when he was there to support his then-teammate. Talent evaluators insisted on taking his measurements immediately. During the past season, personnel men from the San Francisco 49ers and Chicago Bears traveled north of the border to see him play in person.

The six-foot-seven, 300-pounder and his teammates on the offensive line contributed significantly to a Laval offence that scored 301 points, averaging 215 rushing yards per game and allowed only six sacks in 2019, all RSEQ Quebec Conference bests. Asse was named an All-Canadian for the second straight year.

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