ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Denver Broncos bolstered their offensive line by taking center Philip Blake of Baylor with their other selection in the fourth round of the NFL draft.
The team acquired the pick in the deal that sent Tim Tebow to the New York Jets. The trade also netted Denver a sixth-rounder as well.
The incumbent center is J.D. Walton, who’s also from Baylor. Although Blake snapped the ball to Heisman Trophy winner Robert Griffin III last season, he can also slide over and play guard if necessary.
With their first pick in the fourth round, the Broncos selected Arizona State cornerback Omar Bolden, who also can return punts.