By: Steve Johnson
Garrett Bradbury, OL, N.C. State.
6’2 7/8″ 306lbs
31 3/4″ arms. 10 1/2″ hands
4.92 40 31″ Vert. 104″ Broad Jump. 34 Bench Reps.
7.41 3 Cone Drill 4.53 20 yard Shuttle
2015: 11 games. Contributed mostly on special teams
2016: 13 Starts at LG
2017: 13 Starts at LG and C
2018: 13 Starts at C
Accolades: 2018 First-team All-ACC, 2018 Consensus All-American, 2018 Rimington Trophy (as Nations best Center).
Injuries: Suffered an injury in 2015, missed two games.
History: Three-star recruit from Charlotte. Played Tight End and Defensive End at Charlotte Christian. His team went 12-0 in 2013 on their way to the North Carolina Independent Schools Athletic Association state title, where they won their second straight.
Strengths: Good size, with good build. Excellent feet. Always active in pass pro, keeps his feet moving smoothly. Really good recovery against quicker guys. Great leverage and pad level. Strong kid, who can hold his own against bull rushers. Really excels as a run blocker in space, former tight end. 39 career starts and it shows. Excellent football IQ.
Weaknesses: Is not a road grader, would be a bad fit in a power run scheme. Arms are on the shorter side (31 3/4″). Could have some trouble against big nose tackles at the next level. Was not tasked with pulling much in the Wolfpacks offense.
Overview: Bradbury is a great fit for a zone blocking scheme. He lacks the size to fit in a power run scheme, although moving him to LG, could make him somewhat scheme diverse. He has good size, plus strength, and excellent footwork to start immediate in the NFL. He’s an absolute first round pick, especially with with the value of centers in today’s business.
Draft Projection: 1st Round Pick
Phanaddict Draft Grade: 6.22
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