May 15, 2019

Eskimos Sign Six From 2019 CFL Draft Class

The Edmonton Eskimos have signed six from the 2019 CFL Draft class.

OL Kyle Saxelid
Selected in the second round (12th overall), Saxelid attended UNLV from 2014 to 2017 andstarted in all 12 games at left tackle in 2017, and 36 games over three seasons (2015-17). He enjoyed a stellar season in 2016, where Saxelid helped UNLV’s rushing attack to 241.5 yards per game, which was ranked 16th in the country and was the program’s highest average since 1979.

FB Peter Cender
Selected in the fourth round (32nd overall), Cender attended Grand Valley State from 2016 to 2018 and appeared in 36 games. He recorded 11 receptions for 93 yards and three touchdowns.

WR Shai Ross
Selected in the fifth round (40th overall), Ross attended the University of Manitoba last year and caught 29 passes for 389 yards and four touchdowns. Ross joined the Bisons after spending time with the Okanagan Sun of the CJFL.

DB Scott Hutter
Selected in the sixth round (50th overall), Hutter attended Wilfrid Laurier from 2015 to 2018 and appeared in 30 games. He recorded 135.5 total tackles, six-and-a-half quarterback sacks, 13 pass knockdowns, and 11 interceptions. In 2018, he was named a OUA Second-Team All-Star.

WR Hunter Karl
Selected in the seventh round (59th overall), Karl attended Calgary from 2015 to 2018 and appeared in 27 games. He recorded 134 catches for 2,286 yards and 14 touchdowns.

DB Eric Blake
Selected in the eighth round (68th overall), Blake attended McMaster from 2015 to 2018 and appeared in 30 games. He recorded 70 total tackles, three quarterback sacks, two forced fumbles, two interceptions and one fumble recovery.