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Blake Countess Drafted By Philadelphia Eagles in 6th Round

From Michigan to Auburn, to Philly, Blake Countess is in the League.

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Blake Countess came to Auburn last season as a graduate transfer to add much-needed depth to Auburn's secondary. The season didn't quite go as planned, but the former All-B1G cornerback still put  up solid numbers with the Tigers.

Now, with the 196th overall pick in the 6th round, he's headed to Philadelphia to be an Eagle.

Countess was one of the more reliable defensive backs for the Tigers this past year. Auburn fans may most remember the dropped potential pick-six that could have swung momentum late in the first half of the 2015 Iron Bowl.

The season certainly wasn't what the graduate transfer expected when he joined Will Muschamp's defense at Auburn. He still finished the season with two interceptions (in back-to-back games against Ole Miss and Texas A&M) and 4th on the team in tackles (71). 71 is also the number of times he was targeted; allowing only 1 touchdown. He also averaged 35 yards per kickoff return on his 3 attempts, and that's certainly something the Eagles will take a look at.

Good luck to Blake! He was only on the Plains for one season, but one season is all it takes for us to consider you a good Auburn Man. War Eagle!From Michigan to Auburn, to Philly, Blake Countess is in the League.