Continuing our Three Stars series, here's a look at the CFL's top performances for Week Six, where a pair of Edmonton Eskimos particularly shone.
First star/defensive player of the week: Patrick Watkins, cornerback, Edmonton Eskimos: Watkins turned in a remarkable showing in Edmonton's 30-5 win over Saskatchewan Friday, recording two interceptions, a sack and five tackles. Yes, one of those interceptions came right at the end of the game off a long throw from backup Tino Sunseri, but the other one was a crucial pick-six off starter Brett Smith that helped determine the course of this game. Watkins was a league all-star with Toronto in 2013, joined Edmonton as a free agent in 2014, and posted another CFL all-star nod last year. The Florida State product seems well on course to possibly earn another league all-star nod this season, posting 23 tackles, three interceptions and a sack so far. He's been a key part of the Eskimos' defensive success.
(Honourable mentions: Eric Norwood, DE, Hamilton; Sam Hurl, LB, Winnipeg; Simoni Lawrence, LB, Hamilton.)Read More »from Three Stars: Patrick Watkins, Bo Levi Mitchell and Grant Shaw shine in Week Six