By: Steve Johnson
Bradlee Anae, Edge, Utah
6’3 3/8″ 257 lbs
32 1/8″ arms. 10 1/8″ hands. 78 1/8″ wingspan.
4.93 40 31″ Vert. 115″ Broad Jump. 25 Bench Reps.
7.44 3 Cone Drill 4.43 20 yard Shuttle
2016: 6 games. 4 tackles, 2 sacks
2017: 13 games. 39 tackles, 10 TFL, 7 sacks, 3 FF, 2 FR
2018: 14 games. 47 tackles, 14 TFL, 7.5 sacks, 1 FF, 3 pass break ups
2019: 14 games. 41 tackles, 14 TFL, 13 sacks, 1 FF
Accolades: 2018 First-team All-Pac 12, 2019 First-team All-Pac 12, 2019 Consensus All-American
History: Three-star recruit from Laie, HI. Won the Divison 1 State Title as a Senior at Kahuku High School. Father, Brad, played at BYU and was a two-time All-American before playing in the USFL. Uncle, Robert, is the Offensive Coordinator and inside receivers coach at Virginia.
Strengths: Good size, with good length. Good initial burst. Gets up field quickly, landing the first punch. Very active and violent hands. Uses chop move very effectively, helping get free and stay disengaged. Strong upper body, which shows in his bull rush. Flashes of converting speed to power. Has played standing up, and rush linebacker might be his calling. Great motor that never stops.
Weaknesses: Limited athletically, average explosion. No natural bend, or lateral ability. Lack of lateral ability limits his tackling range. Closing burst is less than ideal. Lacks anchoring ability/lower body strength to be counted on against the run. Not familiar with dropping into coverage.
Overview: Anae brings the tenacity that defense coaches desire, but ultimately you’re left wanting a little more. His best fit would be on the strongside in a 4-3 or possibly as a rush linebacker.
Evaluation based on games. Wash 18′, USC 19′ ORE 19 (Pac-12 Title Game)’,
Draft Projection: Early Day 3
Phanaddict Draft Grade: 5.40
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