Twenty picks after Hicks, the Denver Broncos selected Philip Blake out of Baylor. He could play guard, but will more likely be the eventual starter at center for the Broncos.
Blake was born in Toronto, Ontario (the center of the universe according to everyone from Toronto, Ontario).
Blake spent a year at Tyler Junior College in Texas before transferring to Baylor. He was drafted by the Montreal Alouettes in the 2011 CFL draft, but chose to stay at Baylor.
Baylor was one of the most potent offenses in the country, due in large part to Robert Griffin III. Blake blocked for RG3 and was named first-team All Big 12 in his senior year.
At 6'3" and 311 pounds, Blake has all the size and technique needed to be a starting center in the NFL. He will need to hit the gym and tone his body, though. During the Senior Bowl there was a bit of excess flab and he only benched 22 reps, much lower than most offensive linemen in the draft.
Blake landed in a great situation. At 26, he is mature enough to realize what's at stake. I see him taking the starting center job from day one in Denver.
Normally that would not be anything to spectacular for a rookie center, but he will spend the next few seasons snapping the ball to Peyton Manning.
If Manning can do for Blake what he did for Jeff Saturday then we could have arguably the best Canadian player to enter the modern era of the NFL (much to the dismay of everyone in Canada not from Toronto).