According to John Kryk of the Toronto Sun, a record five Canadians were selected in the 2023 National Football League Draft which took place Thursday through Saturday in Kansas City, Missouri. That is the most number of Canadians selected in the NFL Draft, as there were four chosen in 1986, 2014 and 2021. Let’s take a look at who made Canadian football history.
Matthew Bergeron–This offensive guard from Montreal, Quebec was selected in the second round, 38th overall, by the Atlanta Falcons. He played his college football at Syracuse University.
Sydney Brown–This safety from London, Ontario was selected in the third round, 66th overall, by the Philadelphia Eagles. He played his college football at the University of Illinois. In 2022 with the Fighting Illini, he had 60 tackles (41 solo tackles and 19 assisted tackles), 3.5 tackles for a loss, one sack, six touchdowns for 83 yards and a pick six, seven pass deflections, one fumble recovery for 53 yards and one touchdown, and one forced fumble.
Sidy Sow–The offensive guard from Bromont, Quebec was selected in the fourth round, 117th overall, by the New England Patriots. He played his college football at Eastern Michigan.
Tavius Robinson–The defensive end from Guelph, Ontario was selected in the fourth round, 124th overall, by the Baltimore Ravens. He played his college football at Guelph University in Canadian USport, and then with the University of Mississippi. In 2022 with the Rebels, he had 43 combined tackles (27 assisted tackles and 16 solo tackles), seven tackles for a loss, six sacks, one pass deflection, two fumble recoveries and four forced fumbles.
Chase Brown–The running back from London, Ontario happens to be the identical twin of Sydney Brown. The product of the University of Illinois was selected in the fifth round, 173rd overall, by the Cincinnati Bengals. In 2022 with the Fighting Illini, he had 328 rushes for 1643 yards and 10 touchdown rushes, along with 27 catches for 240 yards and another three touchdown catches.