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Published on 04/28/2012 at Sat Apr 28 10:44.
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Philip Blake

Philip Blake poses for a headshot during the 2012 NFL Scouting Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium on Feb. 23 in Indianapolis, Ind. (AP Photo/Ben Liebenberg)

The Denver Broncos have selected Philip Blake with the 108th pick of the 2012 NFL Draft.

This is a solid pickup for the Broncos.  He will compete immediately for the starting job with J.D. Walton.  Blake has better size and athleticism than Walton, so we should see him to start to contribute at some point this year. John Elway continues drafting areas of need.

As the third and final day of the NFL Draft continues, the final grade for the Broncos is rising.  Let’s hope this trend continues!

What do you fans think of this pick?

Let’s take a look at Blake’s pre-draft profile. Draft Profile

A native of Canada, Blake didn’t play football until his senior year of high school. He spent two years at Champlain Regional College in Quebec and a year at Tyler Junior College in Texas before becoming a three-year starter at Baylor. There, he led the offensive line that protected quarterback Robert Griffin III in his Heisman Trophy-winning campaign. Blake has good size for his position and is continuing to improve, which should make him a solid late-round pick.

STRENGTHS Blake is large and fits well on his blocks. Once there, he can sustain and will fight to stay involved. He is quick when pulling, and will stay in front and mirror defenders in his pass set. He was a stalwart contributor to Baylor’s offense up front.

WEAKNESSES Blake is still a developing talent with average athletic ability and skills. He’s had difficulty against more athletic opponents in the past and will need time to become an NFL-caliber starter.

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  • Anonymous

    dude looks kinda pudgy, I hope he is better than Walton

  • Douglashoops2

    From Mike Maylock prior to the draft: “”I had a third or fourth round grade on him, and I believe that he’s a
    starting centre in this league,” said Mayock. “I like the big Canuck.
    From a value perspective, Philip Blake, you’re my man.”

  • Gmpuskas

    Congrats man so proud of you you’ll do great

  • Gmpuskas

    Congrats man so proud of you you’ll do great

  • mark2112

    suk hes 26

  • mark2112

    suk hes 26

  • Tim Lynch

    Sounds like we plan to use him as a Guard.  Walton and Beadles both struggled last year – plus we have no depth at all. Great pick.

  • dbroncs24/7

    Yea he can play either, probably try him at both during camp and walton or beadles whichever does worse will be replaced 

  • Mtn. Dave

     I like this pick!  This kid is a very good athlete and can play several positions pretty well.  I think he will improve a lot as well. At the very least he is a good upgrade to back up LG/ C/  or RG. 

  • Komul

    Great pick i think he will work out.. good to see a Canadian draft in Broncos uniform!!!! Go Broncos

  • Komul

    I agree he will do great will be proud to see a fellow Canuck crack the lineup and wear a broncos uniform