Former BYU OL Blake Freeland Sets NFL Scouting Combine Record

Mar 5, 2023, 12:38 PM | Updated: 12:42 pm

SALT LAKE CITY – Former Herriman High standout and BYU Cougars offensive lineman Blake Freeland set a new record at the 2023 NFL Scouting Combine and impressed in multiple drills.

The Combine takes place from February 27-March 6 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Freeland and the other offensive linemen at the event participated in on-field drills on Sunday, March 5.

The former BYU standout had a massive day at the home of the Indianapolis Colts. Freeland set a new Combine record for offensive linemen with a vertical jump of 37 inches.

Freeland’s vertical feat even bested some of the league’s top wide receivers over the years including:

  • AJ Brown (36.5)
  • Michael Pittman (36.5)
  • DeAndre Hopkins (36.0)
  • Stefon Diggs (35.0)
  • CeeDee Lamb (34.5)
  • Amari Cooper (33.0)

In addition to his giant jump, Freeland impressed with his speed and quickness in the Combine’s signature 40-yard dash. Freeland opened the drill with an unofficial time of 4.99u seconds on his first sprint.

On Freeland’s second attempt, the offensive lineman posted an even better time at 4.96 seconds (unofficial).

During the NFL’s Players Only broadcast of the Combine on NFL+, Freeland was compared to one of the league’s best offensive linemen, Lane Johnson of the Philadelphia Eagles.

Freeland is taller than Johnson and has a higher vertical. Johnson is one pound heavier than Freeland. Both players own 1.68-second 10-yard splits.

Prior to the Combine, Freeland was projected as a second or third round pick in mock drafts.

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Blake Freeland’s Combine Results

Height: 6 feet 7 inches

Weight: 312 lbs.

Arm: 33 and 7/8 inches

Hand: 10 inches

40-Yard Dash: 4.98u (unofficial)

10-Yard Split: 1.68 seconds

Vertical Jump: 37 inches

Broad Jump: 10 feet

Full Combine results for local players is available here.

Former BYU Cougars at NFL Combine

  • Blake Freeland (Offensive Lineman)
  • Jaren Hall (Quarterback)
  • Puka Nacua (Wide Receiver)

About the Combine

Athletes at the event will participate in multiple workouts and evaluations to test their ability to perform in the NFL. These are the workouts that players will undergo at the NFL Combine:

  • 40-yard dash
  • Bench press
  • Vertical jump
  • Broad jump
  • Three-cone drill
  • 20-yard shuttle
  • 60-yard shuttle

Other evaluations include:

  • Interviews
  • Physical Measurements
  • Injury Evaluation
  • Drug Screening
  • Cybex & Wonderlic tests

Live results for the Combine can be found on NFL.com.

2023 NFL Draft

The 2023 NFL Draft is scheduled for April 27-29 and will be held in Kansas City, Missouri.

Kyle Ireland is a Locals in the NFL Insider for KSLSports.com and co-host of the Yards After College Podcast. Follow him on Twitter (@kyleireland) and Instagram (@kyleirelandksl).

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