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New Orleans Saints Sign Canadian OL Kyle Hergel as an Undrafted Free Agent

The New Orleans Saints signed Canadian offensive lineman Kyle Hergel on Saturday per Jeremy Fowler of ESPN. Hergel was the 4th highest-ranked CFL Draft Eligible prospect per CFL Central Scouting.

Hergel started in all 13 games last season for Boston College at left guard. He was named an All-ACC Honorable Mention following the season. Hergel had the 19th highest pass blocking grade from Pro Football Focus among guards this past season.

Hergel played in 23 games for Texas State in 2021 and 2022 with 22 starts at right guard. Following the 2021 season, he was recognized by coaches and media being named an All-Sun Belt Honorable Mention and was on PFF’s All-Sun Belt Second Team. In 2023 he was All-Sun Belt Third Team by coaches and media and was All-Sun Belt First Team by PFF. In 2022 he had the 41st highest pass blocking grade among guards by PFF.

He played for North Dakota from 2018 to 2020 where he appeared in 18 games with 17 starts at right guard. He was named the 2019 FCS Independent Newcomer of the Year after starting all 12 games that season.

At his pro day, he ran a 5.39 40-yard dash, a 7.85-second 3-cone drill, and a 4.61-second short shuttle. He also performed 30 reps on the bench, a 33-inch vertical, and a 9’5” broad jump. He played center at the East-West Shrine Bowl despite it not being a position he started at in college.

He measures 6’3, 302 pounds, and is 24 years old.

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Jonathan Clink joined CFL News Hub in early April of 2023. His primary responsibilities are covering the BC Lions and Montreal Alouettes. He self awarded himself the CFL Rookie Journalist of the Year in 2023 following the 2023 CFL season. He also proclaims himself to be a "really cool guy". He was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba and lived a large portion of his childhood in Northwest Ontario. He currently lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan and misses being being able to have 4 months of skating every winter. Clink has written over 240 articles for CFL News Hub. He was the publication's boots on the ground at the 2023 Grey Cup in Hamilton. Clink has always had an obsession for sport and has a background in other sports as well having played hockey all his life and soccer, basketball, and lacrosse in high school. As a young child he used to log his hockey statistics after every game which is either an indication that he was destined for the role or perhaps and indication that he is rather strange.
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