Canadian offensive lineman Drew Desjarlais worked out for the San Francisco 49ers on Wednesday, per source. This is the latest stop in a series of workout for the young blocker who recently visited the New England Patriots.
The 24-year-old was the fourth overall pick in the 2019 CFL Draft out of the University of Windsor and established himself as a starter at guard for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers by the midway point of his rookie season. He started all 14 regular season games at left guard in 2021, plus the West Final and Grey Cup.
The native of Belle River, Ont. has yet to miss a game through his CFL career and has won back-to-back CFL championships. He was named a West Division all-star in 2021, helping Winnipeg’s offensive line allow a league-low 16 sacks and a produce a league-high 14 rushing touchdowns.
The six-foot-two, 314-pounder recorded a 5.19-second 40-yard dash, 4.57-second shuttle, 7.75-second three-cone, 30-inch vertical, nine-foot, and 25 reps of 225 pounds on the bench press at the 2019 CFL Combine. He earned invites and attended Pittsburgh Steelers and New York Giants rookie mini-camps that year while also visiting the New York Jets.
Desjarlais is a pending CFL free agent and could sign with an NFL team immediately if he is offered a contract south of the border. If not, the athletic lineman will have to wait until February 8, 2022 to test the open market in Canada if the Bombers don’t extend his contract prior to the opening of free agency.