Canadian OL Sidy Sow clocks 5.07-second forty-yard dash at 2023 NFL Combine

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Canadian offensive lineman Sidy Sow has been flying under the radar ahead of the 2023 NFL Draft but has improved his stock with a strong performance at the NFL Combine.

The native of Bromont, Que. measured in at six-foot-five and 323 pounds with 33 5/8-inch arms before posting some impressive athletic testing numbers. He posted the fifth-highest vertical among offensive linemen at 32 inches and leapt nine feet and three inches in the broad jump, before blazing a 5.07-second forty-yard dash — third fastest among guard prospects — with a 1.8-second ten-yard split. He also ran a 4.69-second short shuttle and a 7.62-second three-cone.

Sow spent six seasons at Eastern Michigan University from 2017 to 2022, redshirting his first year on campus. He would go on to start 54 of the 56 career games he played, setting school records in both categories. After beginning his career at left tackle, he moved to left guard in 2018 and was a three-time All-MAC honouree at the position, including receiving back-to-back first-team selections the past two seasons.

The Canadian recently attended the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl all-star game and garnered attention from alternative pro leagues, getting selected in the 10th round of the inaugural USFL Collegiate Draft. He is ranked as the fifth-best prospect in the 2023 CFL Draft and has an outside shot at being selected first overall by the Ottawa Redblacks, but remains focused on his NFL future.

Most 2023 NFL Draft projections entering the Combine had Sow rated as an undrafted free agent, with a chance to become a late Day 3 selection. His strong athletic performance should improve his stock going forward.