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Marauder Eric Blake Selected by Edmonton in CFL Draft

After featuring at the East-West Bowl and cementing himself as a leader of the Marauders defence in 2018, linebacker Eric Blake took the next step in his football career Thursday.

The McMaster veteran was the team’s lone player selected in the 2019 CFL Draft, and was chosen with the 68th overall pick in the eighth round by the Edmonton Eskimos.

Playing his fourth season as a Marauder in 2018, Blake started all eight of his team’s games in the regular season, and solidified his hold on the outside linebacker spot in the lineup. He racked up 33.5 tackles while breaking up two passes and forcing a fumble.