2012 NFL Draft quick report: Blake DeChristopher, Virginia Tech

This year I wrote the player rankings and evaluations for the USA Today 2012 NFL Draft magazine. It's on newsstands now and available online here. Leading up to the draft, I'll be reprinting some of my quick reports here.

Blake DeChristopher, Virginia Tech
Height: 6'5, Weight: 305 pounds

Strengths: DeChristopher typically grades out highly because he finishes his blocks and can be a powerful player on the right side. Has the strength and maintains leverage to stop most bull rushers. Plays with a lot of effort and aggression, especially on run plays. Named the best blocker in the ACC in 2011.

Weaknesses: Has a hard time resetting his feet against speed rushers and gets beaten to the edge fairly easily. Has to cheat on his stance to stay in front of edge rushers, which makes it difficult for him to work back inside on counter moves. May be a better guard than tackle at the next level.

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