Blake Freeland
Blake Freeland  OT  BYU | NFL Draft 2023 Souting Report - Portrait Image
Blake Freeland
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Herriman, UT
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Blake Freeland OT BYU | NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Blake Freeland OT BYU
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Overall Rank: #79 Position Rank: #13 (OL)
40 time: 5.03 seconds
Height: 6-8 Weight: 305
Overall Rating: 84.5 / 100
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DRAFT PROJECTION: 3rd Position rank: #13
College Games: 31 College Snaps: 1830
ESPN College Recruiting
Grade: Model.PlayerDetailFlat.RecruitingStarRating ESPN  Stars Model.PlayerDetailFlat.RecruitingStarRating ESPN  Stars (76/100)
College Combine Results
OVR Rank: #156 Pos Rank: #28 State Rank: #6
College Combine Results
247 Sports Recruiting
Grade: Model.PlayerDetailFlat._247_RecruitingStarRating Stars Model.PlayerDetailFlat._247_RecruitingStarRating Stars (84/100 )
Ovr Rank: #1334 Pos Rank: #105
Draft Profile: Bio
Blake Freeland from Herriman High School was rated a 3 star recruit by ESPN and handed a 3 star grade by 247 Sports. Following high school, Freeland opted to join BYU.

In 2019 as a freshman Freeland saw action in 7 games and played on 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 3 QB hurries, one QB hit, and one sack while playing at left tackle.
Scouting Report: Strengths
  • 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 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.
  • He’s a fluid mover in pass protection, with great coordination between his upper and lower body. He sets with a wide base, has the requisite core strength and plays with natural balance, capable of sitting back and handling power.
  • Plays with natural leverage and has the strength to anchor against the bull rush. He also packs a violent initial punch that can stand up pass rushers.
  • 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.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
  • He’s often too mechanical as a pass protector, oversetting and getting beat inside.
  • Can be beat off the edge coming out of his stance lunging to reach speedy wide rushers.
  • Sometimes Freeland simply gets too impatient to sit back in his set, reaching and lunging and generally playing with poor balance.
  • Raw as a pass protector, looking choppy and unnatural when moving back into his set, often playing too upright.
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