Canadian offensive lineman Sidy Sow selected in 2023 USFL Draft

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Canadian offensive lineman Sidy Sow was selected by the Michigan Panthers in the 10th round of the 2023 USFL Draft on Tuesday afternoon.

Sow is the fourth-ranked prospect on the CFL Scouting Bureau’s rankings that were released in January and the list’s top-ranked offensive lineman, one spot ahead of Syracuse’s Matthew Bergeron.

The six-foot-five, 326-pound native of Bromont, Quebec played in 56 games over five seasons at Eastern Michigan University, spending time at both tackle and guard. The 24-year-old was named first-team All-Mid American Conference as a senior in 2021 before returning for a final year of eligibility this past season.

Sow has also been invited to the NFL Scouting Combine, which takes place in Indianapolis, Indiana between February 28 and March 6.

While Sow was selected by the Panthers in Tuesday’s draft that does not mean he will be playing in the USFL when their new season begins. The team currently only holds his USFL playing rights as he has not signed a contract with the team.

Some other notable collegiate players selected on Tuesday include quarterbacks Malik Cunningham and Adrian Martinez, both of whom are currently on CFL negotiation lists. Cunningham’s rights belong to the Winnipeg Blue Bombers while Martinez’s belong to the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.

The USFL kicks off their 2023 season on April 15.