Canadian receiver Nick Mardner lands NFL rookie mini-camp invite with New York Giants

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Canadian receiver Nick Mardner has landed an NFL mini-camp invite from the New York Giants, per KPRC’s Aaron Wilson.

The native of Oakville, Ont. went unselected in the 2024 NFL Draft but will get a chance to try out for a roster in two weeks thanks to his six-foot-six, 208-pound frame, making him one of the tallest receivers available this year.

Mardner completed his collegiate career at Auburn but dressed for only four games due to injury and didn’t record any statistics. In total, he caught 81 passes for 1,488 yards and 11 touchdowns at the collegiate level.

The big-bodied receiver had his best collegiate season at the University of Hawai’i in 2021, making 46 catches for 913 yards and five touchdowns to be named All-Mountain West honourable mention. He transferred to the University of Cincinnati the following year and filled a depth role, making 19 receptions for 218 yards and three touchdowns.

At his pro day in March, Mardner ran a 4.60-second forty-yard dash, 4.62-second short shuttle, and 7.43-second three-cone drill. He also recorded 11 reps of 225 pounds on the bench press, a 35-inch vertical, and a 129-inch broad jump.

The well-travelled target is the seventh-ranked prospect on the latest CFL scouting bureau rankings and the top-ranked receiver. He is believed to be one of the candidates to be taken first overall by the Edmonton Elks in the 2024 CFL Draft.