2023 NFL Canadian Draft Odds
On Thursday, April 27th, the 2023 NFL Draft will commence ushering in the newest generation of elite talent into the top professional football league on the planet. With plenty of exciting potential up for grabs in this year’s draft, why not take a deeper dive into the Canadians that will look to enter the NFL ranks this upcoming season?
This year five Canadian NCAA football players will look to have their names called over the weekend as they hope to officially become pros. This could potentially mark a record-setting amount of Canadians drafted into the NFL in a single year as the sport continues to rise in popularity in the Great White North.
Matthew Bergeron, OL, Syracuse
One of the top offensive linemen in the 2023 NFL Draft, Victoriaville, Quebec’s own, Matthew Bergeron is poised to become the first Canadian off the board at this year’s event. Possessing great size, Bergeron was a standout talent in his time with Syracuse University, starting for them at both left and right tackle during his college career.
In his four years at Syracuse was a tremendous blocker that excelled at keeping his quarterback shielded from the blind side spot. Able to seal the edge with ease, Bergeron makes great use of his hulking 6′5, 319lb frame, utilizing his sheer power to overpower his opposition.
While he isn’t expected to be drafted in the opening day of the draft, many analysts believe Bergeron could be knabbed in the second round of this year’s NFL Draft. If you want to get some skin in on Bergeron’s draft odds, you can bet on him to be the first or second offensive lineman drafted at +10000 odds. That means $10 would net you $1000 in profits!
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Chase Brown, RB, Illinois
Lightning in a bottle personified, Illinois running back and London, Ontario native, Chase Brown is looking to bring his elite speed into the NFL this upcoming season. After running a fantastic 4.43 40-yard dash at the NFL combine, Brown dazzled scouts with his sizzling speed and agility, showcasing his big play ability throughout last season.
While Brown is a terrific athlete, he is not a do-it-all running back. Relying heavily on his ability to outrun defenders, he has a hard time breaking through contact and at times protecting the ball when being tackled. He has shown the potential to carry a high workload but may struggle to adjust to the size and physicality of the pro-level.
Still, even with his shortcomings Brown certainly has what it takes to play in the NFL when placed in the right situation. His speed and sharp change of direction ability make him an attractive look for teams interested in adding a speedy running back that can play in 3rd-and-long situations.
Currently slated with the third-best odds to be the first Canadian drafted at the 2023 NFL Draft, you can snag Brown at +1250 at FanDuel Ontario Sportsbook.
Projected to fall around the fourth or fifth round, Brown could be an immediate impact player for the franchise that selects him in the 2023 NFL Draft.
Sydney Brown, DB, Illinois
Hoping to join his twin brother Chase in having his name called out at the 2023 NFL Draft, defensive back Sydney Brown could also be bringing his talents to the next level. A standout player alongside his brother at the University of Illinois, Brown is a physical presence in the secondary that could be a unique talent for any team to acquire.
Able to use his strength to his advantage, Brown excels at bottling up receivers and forcing them into uncomfortable positions before they can break out downfield. Brown never backs down on the field, ready to take on big receivers and tight ends at a moment’s notice.
Brown has a nose for the football, hauling in 10 career interceptions in college. With game-changing capabilities, Brown could be an intriguing prospect to watch as he continues to improve in his professional career. Don’t expect to see his name stay on the board for long as Brown is projected to be selected within the second or third round of the 2023 NFL Draft.
Slightly ahead of his brother Chase in terms of who will be the first Canadian off the board at the 2023 NFL Draft, Brown currently sits at a juicy +650 at FanDuel Ontario Sportsbook.
Sidy Sow, OL, Eastern Michigan
A powerful lineman that has experience lining up both at tackle and guard, Sidy Sow may be an attractive prospect for any squad looking to add some extra protection up front. Hailing from Bromont, Quebec, Sow spent his college career at Eastern Michigan University.
A first-team All-MAC selection in 2021, Sow is a great mobile lineman that uses his size well. Sow is a great blocker downfield on run plays, able to keep his feet moving or lead blocking as a pulling guard. A two-time member of the Canadian National Team, Sow has packed on plenty of high-level experience in his football career.
Not regarded as the highest-ranked lineman in the 2023 NFL Draft, look for Sow to be selected in the later stages of the Draft, likely beyond the fifth round.
If you’re looking to take a flyer on Sow to be the first Canadian drafted at the NFL Draft, you can bet on him at +3000 odds at FanDuel Ontario Sportsbook.
Tavius Robinson, DL, Ole Miss
A freak athlete with fantastic size and length on the defensive line, Guelph-native, Tavius Robinson will look to enter the NFL fraternity at the 2023 Draft. After playing for the Guelph Gryphons and Ole Miss Rebels during his college football tenure, Robinson displayed his explosiveness as he thrived at applying pressure on opposing quarterbacks.
Standing at 6′6, 257lbs, Robinson is a lot to handle in the trenches of the gridiron. Coming off of a seven-sack season that saw him tally five forced fumbles, Robinson has shown he holds amazing potential for any team that takes a chance on him in this year’s draft.
Robinson still needs to work on his ability to fight through coverage, especially against bigger offensive linemen, something he will see plenty of at the NFL level. With some question marks hanging above his head, Robinson projects to be selected around approximately the fourth or fifth round of the 2023 NFL Draft.
Tied with Sidy Sow at +3000 odds to be the first Canadian drafted this evening, there’s plenty of value in Robinson as an underdog pick.