Biography: Three-year starter who finished his senior season with 17 tackles after 22/4/.5 as a junior.
Positives: Quick, explosive straight-line defender with limited upside. Plays with good lean, effectively uses his hands to protect himself, and keeps his feet driving on contact. Hustles around the field and a hard-working defender.
Negatives: Limited athletically. Controlled at the point by a single blocker. Displays a lot of stiffness in his game. Haphazard in his movement and a marginal pass rusher.
Analysis: Blakesley offers size and some growth potential, which if met could help him develop into a backup defensive tackle for an NFL team.
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