Eastern Michigan University offensive lineman Sidy Sow (Bromont, Quebec) has been drafted in the fourth round, 117th overall, by the New England Patriots in the 2023 NFL Draft on Saturday, April 29.
The third of five Canadians to be drafted so far now marks the most ever in one draft. Sow also ends a four-year drought since Eastern Michigan alum Maxx Crosby (Colleyville, Texas) was drafted by the then Oakland Raiders in 2019.
Marking the 30th Eastern Michigan football player to be drafted since 1955, Sow was the New England Patriot's sixth pick of the draft. He will be joining former teammate and Eastern Michigan's career leader in PAT's, kicker Chad Ryland (Lebanon, Pennsylvania), who was drafted 112th overall by the Patriots.
After redshirting his freshman year, Sow played in every game the following season and received 11 starts at left tackle. The offensive lineman quickly established a dominating presence for the Eagles and remained a force to be reckoned with over his four-year career in Ypsilanti.
Before declaring for the NFL draft, Sow left Eastern Michigan with the program record for all-time most games started (54) and games played (56). During his final season at Eastern Michigan, Sow allowed just two sacks and only six sacks total over his entire career as an Eagle.
In Sow's hometown of Bromont, Quebec, he was a two-time member of Team Canada's football squad and was ultimately rated as the third-best for the Canadian Football League Draft in 2021.