Edmonton Eskimos general manager Danny Maciocia was raving about Saleem Borhot after drafting the Saint Mary’s Huskies’ free safety Sunday.

The Eskimos took Borhot in the second round, 12th overall, despite the fact the Calgary native wasn’t invited to the CFL evaluation camp in March.

The six-foot-three, 195-pounder has a reasonable chance at cracking Edmonton’s season-opening roster, especially after Scott Gordon, a veteran safety with the Eskimos, retired Sunday.

“There is a very strong possibility he can come to camp and start for us,” Maciocia told the Calgary Herald.

“We think (he) will play there (at safety) for many, many years,” Maciocia added.

Borhot had two interceptions and 24 tackles in eight games last season.

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