ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- With the excitement surrounding the addition of
On Saturday, Denver added a piece to help do just that.
With the No. 108 overall selection in the 2012 NFL Draft, the Broncos selected Baylor center Philip Blake.
"He's a big, physical center with position flexibility, and we're excited to have him," Executive Vice President of Football Operations John Elway tweeted.
Blake started all 38 games he played at Baylor -- 12 at right tackle and 26 at center. During that span, his 254 knockdown blocks and 48 touchdown-resulting blocks were the most for any interior offensive linemen in the Big 12 conference.
The 6-3, 311-pound lineman started out playing basketball and hockey in Canada before moving to Texas to play football.
"I love this kid on tape," Mayock said. "He's a thick kid. Has pretty good feet, starting potential inside -- center or both guards.
"When you look at this kid, A, he provides quality depth day one, then B, something every coach loves -- competition," Mayock continued.
He is the second Baylor center on Denver's roster, joining former teammate
The Broncos' next pick is the second selection in the fifth round, No. 137 overall.