The New York Giants hope they found themselves a gem in Canadian offensive tackle Jacob Ruby out of Richmond as they invited him to the team's mini-camp.

The hulking native of London, Ontario started all 13 games for the Spiders in 2014, his senior year.

A redshirt, Ruby was a starter in all four seasons of active competition for the Colonial Athletic Association school.

The Spiders finished last season at 9-5 and 5-3 in the conference. They finished third in the division, 2.5 games behind champions New Hampshire.

A slew of other Canadian players were invited to NFL mini-camps as well, mostly by the Giants.

The Giants invited wide receiver Lemar Durant (Simon Fraser University), linebacker Byron Archambault (University of Montreal), offensive linemen Sukh Chungh (University of Calgary) and Sean McEwen (University of Calgary), defensive back Tevaughn Campbell (University of Regina), defensive lineman Daryl Waud (Western). Waud was also invited to Washington Redskins minicamp.

Uconn Huskies offensive lineman Alex Mateas accepted an invite to New York Jets minicamp.