Blake Freeland could be an ideal fit for the Commander’s new offense

Blake Freeland, OT

School: BYU | Conference: independent

University experience: Senior | Age: 23

Height Weight: 6’8” / 302lbs

Estimated Draft Status: 3rd-5th round

Player comparison: Colton Miller

Player Overview

It should come as no surprise that Blake Freeland broke the record for highest vertical jump in a combine. He was a standout athlete in basketball, shot put, javelin throw and soccer. Recruited from a number of schools, he chose to play at BYU, where his parents were athletes. In his freshman year, he started seven games for the Cougars in right tackles. He increased that to eight games the next year, with the line allowing the eight fewest sacks in the country. He switched to left flank for his junior and senior seasons and earned third-team AP All-American honors in his senior season.


Massive frame that is difficult for defenders to bypass or get through
He uses above-average athleticism to flip, pull and reach blocks
Long arms and grip strength keep him hanging on pass rushers
Good awareness, especially when handling stunts and spins


Tendency to overplay his stance and allow defenders to get under his pads
Punch has no stopping power
It lacks the agility to twist and turn defenders effectively
Can top pass protection and get hit by inside rushers

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How he suits the commanders

Blake Freeland’s athletic profile compares well to many talented tackles in the league. On the tape you can see a massive man who moves well and even when he’s out of position he can compensate with his length. Does Freeland make sense for the commanders? If the team uses more zoning schemes and gapping schemes in the running game, Freeland would be a good candidate if the team desires an offensive tackle later in the draft. He would be closer to being a starter if that were the case. Even if they’ve committed to more power runs, Freeland can hold their own, but needs to get stronger to consistently move defenders. He would be an option to serve as a swing tackle with the potential to start with the right tackle.

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