Under-the-radar draft replacements

April, 30, 2012
WACO, Texas -- Enough already about Robert Griffin III and the impact his loss will have on the Baylor Bears football program. That's ground traveled and tread by now. What about the guy who snapped the ball to Griffin the past two seasons?

Bears coach Art Briles' eyes widen when Philip Blake's name comes up in conversation.

"That's right," Briles says, nodding. "The center, Philip Blake ... that's like a quarterback in our offense."

So, although most would know and note who the second overall pick in this past weekend's draft was, they likely missed Blake -- the Bears' "other QB" -- going to the Denver Broncos in the fourth round.

Click here for the rest of Travis Haney's column.

• Joined ESPN as Insider's national college football writer in April 2012
• Previously wrote for The Oklahoman and The Post and Courier



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