Canadian receiver Rysen John signs with New York Giants

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Canadian receiver Rysen John has signed an undrafted free agent contract with the New York Giants, per NFL sources.

John had a stellar senior season at Simon Fraser University and it garnered the attention of NFL scouts.

His pro day was scheduled to happen on March 29, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic it was cancelled. So John put together a virtual version for personnel men on both sides of the border.

The Seattle Seahawks, Washington Redskins, New York Giants and Buffalo Bills were trying to travel to Burnaby and take it in live. However, John adapted and did his own testing drills and workouts to send out.

“I’m just trying to compete in that realm right now,” John said on the 3DownNation podcast. “I’m just ready for the opportunity to play.”

Former SFU head coach Thomas Ford fielded calls from Seattle, Arizona, Pittsburgh, Miami, Indianapolis, and both New York franchises. The College Gridiron Showcase and Hula Bowl talent evaluators took notice and invited John to play at their events.

The Vancouver native grabbed 53 passes for 861 yards and 10 touchdowns during his senior season at SFU. The six-foot-seven, 237-pound pass catcher has rare size and is confident he can make an impact at the pro level.

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