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Philip Blake

Philip Blake - #74 - C

Height: 6-2 3/4
Weight: 311
Speed: 5.14
Arm: 33
Hand: 9 7/8
Wingspan: 77 7/8
Birthdate: 11/27/1985
Hometown: Toronto, ON
Grade: 5.27

PROSPECT MEASURABLES

Event Ht Wt Hand Arm Wing Wonderlic 40 yard BP BJ VJ 20s 60s 3 Cn
03/21/2012 Baylor Pro Day 6-2 3/4 317 9 7/8 32 78 7/8
02/29/2012 Combine 6-2 3/4 311 9 7/8 33 77 7/8 5.18 22 8'9" 29 1/2 4.67 7.89
01/23/2012 Senior Bowl 6-2 3/8 312 9 3/4 31 7/8 78 1/4
03/15/2011 Junior Pro Day 6-2 1/2 320 9 5/8 32 7/8 75 1/8 5.30

 

Notes:

The native of Toronto, Canada spent the 2008 season at Tyler (Texas) Junior College before transferring to Baylor. Started all 12 games at right tackle in ’09 with 76 knockdowns and a coach’s grade of 82 percent. Moved to center in ’10, starting all 13 contests with 82 knockdowns. Earned a coach’s grade of 81 percent or higher in 11-of-13 games. Started all 13 games at center and paved the way for a record-setting offense in ’11. Led the team with an average coach’s grade of 86 percent and had 86 knockdowns during the season. Has squatted 615 pounds. Will be 27 years old in late November.

Positives:

Excellent size — has stature and bulk to match up with NFL nose tackles. Stout base — does not get inverted very often and anchors in pass protection. Plays on his feet. Engages quickly. Leans on defenders and seals running lanes. Enough mobility to chip and climb to the second level. Reliable shotgun snaps. Gives consistent effort. Tough and durable. Played outside early in his career and has the tools to slide to guard. Solid character.

Negatives:

Tends to rise off the snap. Average punch and grip strength. Does not consistently lock out and allows defenders to disengage. Does not unlock his hips and explode through contact to overpower linemen — content to neutralize defenders instead of burying them. Still developing positional instincts. Can be slow reacting to in-line movement. Sluggish to shift his weight (limited recovery quickness). Played in a spread offense with simplified blocking assignments and might take time to acclimate to pro game. Is overaged.

Summary:

Big-bodied, short-area, wall-off, positional blocker who showed improvement as a senior. Size and base strength indicate versatility to play center or guard, and has potential to start one day. Scouts have compared him to Seattle Seahawks 2005 first-round pick Chris Spencer and he minimally will serve as a functional swing backup. 


Philip Blake's Draft Stock

PFW Grade Scale
GradeRound
7.01-9.00Top 10
6.01-7.001
6.001-2
5.61-5.992
5.602-3
5.41-5.593
5.403-4
5.31-5.394
5.304-5
5.21-5.295
5.205-6
5.16-5.196
5.156-7
5.11-5.147
5.107-PFA
4.75-5.09PFA
4.00-4.74FA

*PFW Grade indicates the value PFW assigned to prospects.

*Draft Projection indicates where players are more likely to be drafted and reflects the consensus opinion from the NFL scouting community.


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