Edmonton Eskimos Tab Brian Bulcke With Sixth Overall Pick in CFL Canadian Draft

May 4, 2010

STANFORD, Calif. - The Edmonton Eskimos selected Stanford defensive end Brian Bulcke with the sixth overall pick in the CFL Canadian college draft which was held on Sunday.

Edmonton will retain the rights to Bulcke for one year and he is expected to join the Eskimos for the 2011 season.

Edmonton general manager Danny Maciocia traded the ninth and 22nd overall selections in the draft to Winnipeg to grab Bulcke with the sixth overall pick.

A native of Windsor, Ontario, Bulcke missed much of last season with an injury but is expected to rejoin the Cardinal as a fifth-year senior for the 2010 season.

'We've tried for the last three months to move up into the first round for the simple reason that we wanted Bulcke and we wanted him real bad,' Maciocia told the Montreal Gazzette. 'He'll come in here next year (2011) and he has the ability to start right away.

'He's one individual we felt we needed to have here. We haven't been able to change the ratio along the defensive line. This guy will give us the ability to do so, we just have to wait for about a year, but when he comes here he will be an impact player.

'We know we have to wait a year, but he's worth the wait because he can give you eight to 10 good years. That's why we wanted to move up, we wanted to land Brian and we're excited to know that he'll be an Eskimo here in 2011 and we'll be able to watch him play in the Pac 10.'

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