ELF: Paris Musketeers sign offensive linemen Ryan Iguedjtal and Sebastien Jallier

The Paris Musketeers have announced that they have signed offensive linemen Ryan Iguedjtal and Sebastien Jallier ahead of the 2023 European League of Football season.

Both Iguedjtal and Jallier spent last season with the La Courneuve Flash of the French domestic league.  The Flash were clearly the best team in the country, as they capped off a dominant regular season in 2022 with a victory in the championship game last July.  In the regular season, the Flash had the highest scoring offense in the league, averaging nearly 45 points per game.  A big reason for that was the effectiveness of the team’s offensive line, which included Iguedjtal and Jallier.

At 6’4” and 330 pounds, Iguedjtal is a massive 27-year-old lineman who can play anywhere up front, though he has mainly been used at guard and center in the past.  It is yet to be determined where he will fit in on the Musketeers’ offensive line.  Jallier is a 31-year-old offensive tackle who measures at 6’4” and 290 pounds.  He was the primary right tackle for the Flash last season.  With the Musketeers, both players will be assigned the task of protecting quarterback Zach Edwards, who led the league in passing last season with the Barcelona Dragons.  If they can let Edwards be comfortable in the pocket, he should be able to easily find his targets, including last year’s Offensive Player of the Year in wide receiver Kyle Sweet.

With the arrival of Paris as the ELF’s first French team, many talented French players from the top French domestic league have joined the Musketeers in search of a greater challenge.  Although they are an expansion team, the Musketeers have high hopes ahead of their inaugural season, as their roster is full of domestic and international talent.

A current student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Carter played football in high school and has been a lifelong avid football fan.