Canadian OL Sean McEwen, Jamal Campbell work out for NFL teams

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Canadian offensive linemen Sean McEwen and Jamal Campbell are drawing NFL interest.

McEwen worked out for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Campbell the Indianapolis Colts on Tuesday.

McEwen was selected by the Toronto Argonauts in the first round, third overall during the 2015 CFL draft. He attended New York Giants rookie mini-camp that year and returned to the University of Calgary for his final year of Canadian university football eligibility.

After playing at a high level and earning USports first-team All-Canadian honours, he was selected to play in the 2016 East-West Shrine Game, the longest-running college football all-star showcase in the United States – just the 12th Dino to do so.

After that, McEwen signed a three-year contract with the Argos on May 13, 2016. He played in all 18 regular season games for the boatmen in his rookie CFL season, starting 13 and earned the Argos Most Outstanding Rookie award.

The 26-year-old was named an East Division all-star in 2017. McEwen is viewed as the best young centre in the three-down league and NFL personnel man have a file on him from his other go arounds south of the border.

Toronto spent three seasons developing Campbell and it paid off in 2019 with him starting 11 games at right tackle. The six-foot-seven, 300-pound York University product was selected in the third round, 22nd overall during the 2016 CFL draft. Campbell is just scratching the surface of his potential.

Both McEwen and Campbell are pending CFL free agents, but could have NFL options.

Justin Dunk is a football insider, sports reporter and anchor.