Originally posted on BroncoTalk  |  Last updated 5/10/12

Oklahoma State defensive end Jamie Blatnick sacks Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck during the Fiesta Bowl in January 2012. (AP Photo/Matt York)

Jamie Blatnick
Pos: Defensive End
School: Oklahoma State
Class: Senior
Ht: 6’3″ Wt: 265 lbs.
40-time: 4.9 Bench: 28

Jamie Blatnick is a tenacious defensive end “in a linebacker’s body.” He was named Oklahoma State’s Most Valuable Player on defense by his teammates in 2011, only his first full year starting, and one year after he served a one-game suspension following a bar fight in 2010. A 260-lb. run-stuffer in college, Blatnick doesn’t have the size to continue in that role at the NFL; he either has to produce as a pass rusher or bulk up to suit the defensive line. Scouted as a potential 3-4 OLB tweener, he had eight sacks through the 2011 season while netting 50 tackles. Scouts love his tenacity, durability, strength, and versatility. Decent in pass coverage for a linebacker; more than decent for a defensive end. Three-time Academic All-Big 12 selection. There is plenty of work to be done on Blatnick’s technique and first step, and his combine numbers weren’t great.

Scouting Reports: ESPN, DS, PFW, NFP, NFL, OSU, Broncos

Camp Competition: Elvis Dumervil, Robert Ayers, Jason Hunter, Jeremy Beal, Malik Jackson, Cyril Obiozer

Camp Outlook: As a stud out of the Big 12, Blatnick is considered one of the better UDFA signings in the entire AFC West. The Broncos use a heavy rotation of defensive ends as it is, so if Blatnick can bulk up and impress in the role of run-stuffer, he could find a home along the DL. I don’t see him ousting any of the Broncos’ pass rushers though, and fifth round pick Malik Jackson better suits the rookie run-stuffer mold at 290 lbs. Blatnick has his work cut out for him and may be a prime prospect for the practice squad.

Career Statistics Year GP TKL TFL Sck 2011 13 50 13.5 8 2010 12 27 6 5.5 2009 13 28 4 1.5 2008 13 13 1.5 1 Totals 51 118 25 16

BroncoTalk’s undrafted rookie reports are compiled by examining second-hand scouting reports, news articles, and, when available, film footage of the Broncos’ undrafted rookie. Blatnick is one of 13 undrafted free agent rookies the Broncos will bring in to compete in their 2012 training camp.


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