Canadian QB O'Connor gets invite to Seahawks mini-camp

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After going undrafted in the 2019 NFL Draft, former University of British Columbia quarterback Michael O'Connor will attend the Seattle Seahawks' rookie mini-camp next week, according TSN's Farhan Lalji.

O’Connor, who stands 6'5" and weighs 235 pounds, threw for 3,131 yards 17 touchdown against just five interceptions last season with UBC. After working out in front of NFL personnel ahead of the draft, it was thought that the Orleans, Ont. native could potentially be selected by a team over the three-day event.

O’Connor is not just the only Canadian who has inked a mini-camp invite. According to Lalji, wide receiver Justin McInnis of Arkansas State Univerisity, who hails from Pierrefonds, Que., will attend camp with the Indianapolis Colts and the Tennessee Titans. McInnis recorded 748 yards and five touchdowns on 61 receptions with last season.

Wide receiver Brayden Lenius-Dickey of North Vancouver, B.C., who the first three years of his collegiate career with the Univeristy of Washington before playing last season with New Mexico, has accepted an invite to San Francisco 49ers mini-camp.

Meanwhile, Montreal native Mathieu Betts, who played defensive end for Laval University, has signed an undrafted free-agent deal with the Chicago Bears, according to the John Kryk of Postmedia & the Toronto Sun.

Despite being snapped up fast by NFL clubs, all four players will likely be drafted in Thursday's CFL draft. In the final edition of the CFL Scouting Bureau's rankings, Betts checked in as the No. 1 rated prospect, while O'Connor, Justin McInnis and Brayden Lenius-Dickey ranked 17, 3, and 11, respectively.

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