Boston College defensive tackle TJ Rayam added to CFL supplemental draft

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The Canadian Football League has added Boston College defensive tackle TJ Rayam to the supplemental draft scheduled to take place on May 5, according to a report from TSN’s Dave Naylor.

TJ is the son of former CFL offensive tackle Thomas Rayam, who played eight seasons in the league with the Birmingham Barracudas, Edmonton Football Team, Calgary Stampeders and Toronto Argonauts.

Rayam played twelve games for the Eagles last season, recording 35 total tackles, three tackles for loss and two sacks. In five seasons as a contributor for the school, the native of Alabaster, Alabama played in 52 games and recorded 101 tackles, 12 tackles for loss, two sacks and two pass knock downs.

At the recent Boston College pro day, Rayam checked in at a shade under six-foot and 299 pounds. He ran a 5.09 second forty yard dash with a 1.72 ten split, a 4.95 second short shuttle, and a 8.14 second three-cone drill. Rayam also posted 19 reps on the bench, with a 21.5-inch vertical and eight-foot, two-inch broad jump.

CFL teams will be able to bid for Rayam in exchange for forfeiting a draft pick in 2023. The Edmonton Elks hold the top waiver priority in the supplemental draft, with Calgary defensive tackle J-Min Pelley being the only other player available.