Blake Freeland
Blake Freeland  OT  BYU | NFL Draft 2023 Souting Report - Portrait Image
Blake Freeland
Height
6-8
Weight
302
College
BYU
Position
OT
Class
Junior
Home town
Herriman, UT
85.2/100
Player Rating
13
PositionRank (OL)
4.98
FortyYD Time

Blake Freeland OT BYU | NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Blake Freeland OT BYU
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Last Updated: 03/26/2023
Draft Year: 2023
40 time: 4.98 seconds (94%*)
Age: 22.5 DOB: 05/03/2001
Bowl Invite: Senior Bowl
Measurables:
Height: 6-8 (89%*) Weight: 302 (17%*)
Hands: 10 (47%*) Arm: 33 7/8 (43%*) Span: 81 7/8 (53%*)
Forty: 4.98 (C) (94%*) Shuttle: 4.71 (C) (59%*) Ten Yard: 1.68 (C) (93%*)
Vertical: 37 (C) (100%*) Broad: 120 (C) (99%*)
Three Cone: 7.46 (C) (86%*) Bench: 25 (P) (55%*)
0% 100%
(C) - NFL Combine (P) - Pro Day (O) - Other (HS) -Estimated from High School Combine
For an explanation of how the (HS) data is calculated see this article
*Percentile calculated on how any given stat would rank at the NFL combine historically in the player's position group (Higher value represents better perfomance).
Last Updated: 03/26/2023
Draft Year: 2023
40 time: 4.98 seconds (94%*)
Age: 22.5 DOB: 05/03/2001
Bowl Invite: Senior Bowl
Measurables:
0% 100%
Height: 6-8 (89%*) Weight: 302 (17%*)
Hands: 10 (47%*) Arm: 33 7/8 (43%*)
Span: 81 7/8 (53%*)
Forty: 4.98 (C) (94%*) Shuttle: 4.71 (C) (59%*)
10 Yard: 1.68 (C) (93%*)
Vertical: 37 (C) (100%*) Broad: 120 (C) (99%*)
3 Cone: 7.46 (C) (86%*) Bench: 25 (P) (55%*)
(C) - NFL Combine (P) - Pro Day (O) - Other
(HS) -Estimated from High School Combine
For an explanation of how the (HS) data is calculated see this article
*Percentile calculated on how any given stat would rank at the NFL combine historically in the player's position group (Higher value represents better perfomance).
Overall Rating: 85.2 / 100
Game performance weighted rating
Pass Blocking:
94%
Run Blocking:
85%
DRAFT PROJECTION: 3rd
Overall Rank: #71 Position rank: #13
College Games: 43 College Snaps: 2635
Grade: 3 ESPN  Stars 3 ESPN  Stars ESPN RATING: 76/100
College Combine Results
OVR Rank: #156 Pos Rank: #28 State Rank: #6
College Combine Results
Grade: 247 Sports 3  Stars 247 Sports 83 Stars 247 RATING: 83/100
Ovr Rank: #1334 Pos Rank: #105
Grade: 3 Stars 3 Stars RIVALS RATING: 5.5 (90%)
Indianapolis Colts Drafted: ROUND: 4 - Pick Number: 106 (IND)
Draft Profile: Bio
Blake Freeland from Herriman High School was a standout in basketball and track and field and despite this was rated as just a 3-star recruit by ESPN and handed a 3-star grade by 247 Sports. After high school, Freeland opted to join BYU.

In 2019 as a freshman Freeland saw action in 7 games and played a total of 502 snaps for the Cougars. He allowed 10 QB hurries, 4 QB hits, and one sack while playing at right tackle.

As a sophomore in 2020 he played in 11 games and a total of 452 snaps. He conceded 11 QB hurries, 3 QB hits, and no sacks while playing at right tackle.

In 2021 as a junior Freeland saw action in 13 games and totaled 876 snaps. He gave up just 3 QB hurries, one QB hit, and one sack after switching to left tackle.

In 2022 as a senior Freeland saw action in 12 games and played a total of 805 snaps for the Cougars. He allowed 5 QB hurries, 3 QB hits, and no sacks.
Honors & awards
  • Third Team AP All-American (2022)
  • Phil Steele All-Independent First Team (2021, 2022)
  • College Football Network Independent Offensive Lineman of the Year (2022)
  • All-Independent First Team (2022),
  • Pro Football Network All-Independent First Team Offense (2021)
  • As a true freshman in 2019, he started the final seven games of the season at right tackle. The offensive line unit was ranked No. 12 by Pro Football Focus.
  • High School Six-time all-state in track and field
  • High School 2018 all-state basketball
  • High School State champion in the shot put and javelin
Scouting Report: Strengths
  • Crazy athletic skills especially considering his size - he stands 6-7 and weighs in at 302 lbs
  • Freeland set a new Combine record for offensive linemen with a vertical jump of 37 inches, a 94th percentile forty, and a 99th percentile broad jump
  • Has elite short area quickness - has the agility of a giant tight end
  • Outstanding on reach blocks, showing good initial quickness and flexibility to seal the backside. He’s a heady player who is quick to recognize and react to twists and stunts up front, and Freeland shows a good sense of timing on combo blocks.
  • In the run game, he shows a good burst off the line of scrimmage, with the ability to win at the point of attack. Freeland has enough speed and athleticism to move to the second level and land blocks.
  • In pass protection, he exhibits excellent technique while combating aggressive opposing pass rushers consistently.
  • His exceptional run-blocking skills shine, particularly when engaging with defenders quickly and effectively in plays.
  • Freeland is capable of controlling rushers using his extensive reach and powerful grip to dominate opponents.
  • Uses his hands well, with good hand placement to maximize his powerful punch. Freeland shows impressive coordination between his upper and lower body when moving in pass protection.
  • While maintaining mobility, he effectively delivers well-timed, forceful hand punches to disrupt opposing defenders.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
  • Lacks instincts as a pass protector, oversetting and getting beat inside.
  • Can be beaten off the edge coming out of his stance and lunging to reach speedy wide rushers.
  • Sometimes Freeland simply gets too impatient to sit back in his set, reaching and lunging, and displays poor balance.
  • Despite being fluid he's still a little waw as a pass protector, looking choppy and unnatural when moving back into his set, often playing too upright.
  • Struggles with maintaining proper leverage due to his tall stature
  • Has difficulty countering agile edge rushers with quick changes of direction
  • Core and hip stiffness limit effectiveness in power absorption.
  • Is currently a little bit too lean could do with adding another 20 pounds to hold up against power rushers
Scouting Report: Summary
Freeland is an elite athletic talent, with ridiculous speed, agility, and leaping ability worthy of the best wide receivers in the class. But he's not just a workout warrior - he's actually an excellent player who has improved each and every year at BYU and he projects to being an outstanding pass protector at the next level. Our only main concern with Freeland is his weight, which at just 302 lbs and 6-7 may leave him susceptible to power rushers.

Freeland's stock has skyrocketed of late - particularly after the combine and it looks like he'll not last past the end of the second round of the 2023 NFL draft.

Blake Freeland percentiles vs other Offensive Tackle's (NFL Combine historically - higher value represents better perfomance)

How other scouting services rate Blake Freeland (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
94.4
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
21.0