UConn’s Hergy Mayala expected to go early in today’s CFL draft
No UConn players were selected in the recently completed NFL draft but on Thursday night a former Husky, Hergy Mayala, doesn’t figure to have to wait long to be taken when the CFL holds its annual draft.
Mayala, a Montreal native, is fifth in the final CFL Scouting Bureau rankings but in a mock draft posted on the CFL official site on Wednesday, he was projected to be taken with the second overall pick.
Multiple CFL teams sent representatives to UConn’s pro day and certainly the CFL is well acquainted with UConn products as Iowa and Connecticut are the only U.S. programs with multiple first-round picks in the last four drafts with Alex Mateas the top pick in
2015 and fellow offensive lineman Trey Rutherford selected second overall in
Mayala finished his career with 113 receptions, the sixth most at UConn during the FBS era.
Mayala had a rather quiet senior season with just one game when he had more than 50 receiving yards. As a junior he had three 100yard receiving games and seven touchdown catches.
Former UConn defensive lineman Sheriden Lawley, who had three sacks in four games for the University of British Columbia during the
2018 season after recording 18 tackles at UConn in 2016 and 2017, also has a chance to be taken.
Toronto has the No. 1 overall pick for the draft which starts at 8 p.m.
CROZIER IS DENVER BOUND
Former UConn offensive lineman Ryan Crozier will be heading to rookie camp with the Denver Broncos.
Crozier, who started 29 games during his UConn career, had an impressive showing at UConn’s pro day in a time of 4.95 seconds in the 40-yard dash and a
9-foot-6 broad jump. The Broncos selected Kansas State offensive tackle Dalton Risner with the
41st overall pick in the NFL draft and the first 10 undrafted free agents signed by Denver included three offensive linemen.
Crozier is one of three members of the 2018 UConn team heading to rookie camps as receiver Kyle Buss and quarterback David Pindell received camp invites from Minnesota and Tampa Bay.
Former Granby High offensive lineman Jake Largay, who started at multiple positions during his time at UMass, will be taking part in rookie camp with the Atlanta Falcons.
UConn wide receiver Hergy Mayala misses a pass during the first half against Central Florida on Aug. 20 in East Hartford.