Blake DeChristopher NFL Draft Profile

Blake DeChristopher NFL Draft ProfileBlake DeChristopher, Senior, Offensive Tackle, Virginia Tech



Blake DeChristopher has been a fixture at right tackle at Virginia Tech for quite some time. He was available in 2007, but ended up redshirting that season. The following year as a freshman DeChristopher’s collegiate career began with some disappointment. He earned a starting role, which is quite impressive for a freshman with the Hokies, but got injured just four plays into the first game of the season. A couple weeks later DeChristopher was healthy and back in the starting lineup and did a superb job.

DeChristopher only got better with experience. He started a dozen games in 2009 and all 14 in 2010 and rarely even took a break. In 2010 he was named to the All-ACC second-team and he will garner some more accolades before his collegiate career is through.


Final Projection:

At 6-5 and 320 pounds, DeChristopher looks like an NFL offensive tackle. Even among the big guys in the trenches, DeChristopher will not be the quickest or most agile offensive tackle in this class. Yet, he is strong and experienced and should be able to step into a major role at the right tackle spot in the NFL right away. What will keep DeChristopher down most draft boards is his perceived inability to play left tackle, so his stock will peak at the second or third round.


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