Pro Football weekly

Florida State - Seminoles


Nigel Bradham

Nigel Bradham - #13 - OLB

Height: 6-1 7/8
Weight: 241
Speed: 4.59
Arm: 33 3/4
Hand: 10 1/2
Wingspan: 79 5/8
Birthdate: 09/04/1989
Hometown: Crawfordville, FL
Grade: 5.33

PROSPECT MEASURABLES

Event Ht Wt Hand Arm Wing Wonderlic 40 yard BP BJ VJ 20s 60s 3 Cn
03/14/2012 Florida State Pro Day 6-2 1/8 241 10 5/8 33 1/8 79 1/2
02/29/2012 Combine 6-1 7/8 241 10 1/2 33 3/4 79 5/8 4.60 24 10'1" 37 4.40 7.20
01/23/2012 Senior Bowl 6-1 5/8 237 10 3/8 33 1/4 77 3/4
03/15/2011 Junior Pro Day 6-2 1/8 238 10 3/8 32 7/8 78 3/4 4.70

 

Notes:

Highly recruited Parade All-American out of Florida. Played all 13 games (one start) as a true freshman in 2008 and recorded 29 tackles, one for loss and zero sacks with a tackle for loss. Started 12-of-13 games (did not start against Brigham Young) on the weak side in ’09, producing 93-51⁄2-2 with one pass breakup and one interception. In ’10, started all 14 games, posting 98-51⁄2-5 with five pass breakups. Also returned a blocked PAT for a two-point conversion against Virginia Tech in the ACC championship game. Was the Seminoles’ leading tackler for the third straight season in ’11, when he started all 13 games at WLB and logged 86-91⁄2-2 with five pass breakups, two interceptions and a forced fumble. Team captain.

Positives:

Outstanding size and muscularity — is shredded with muscle. Has long arms and large hands. Athletic movement skills — good speed and foot quickness. Explosive — boasts a 37-inch vertical leap. Shoots gaps. Chases hard in pursuit. Has striking ability — delivers knockout shots and jolts defenders on contact. Active pass defender — able to match with backs and tight ends in coverage. Productive, competitive, tough and durable. Outstanding football character. Physical wedge-buster in kickoff coverage (see Clemson) — blows up blockers from L3 position.

Negatives:

Tightly wound and fairly straight-linish. Short stepper. Average eyes, instincts and awareness — late processor who takes time to sort out what he sees. Does not play with pop or power in his hands to play off blocks. Can do a better job protecting his legs through clutter. Does not always see what he hits and has picked up unnecessary penalties.

Summary:

Rocked up, experienced, see-and-go hitter with a desirable football makeup. Can be a rotational backup and core special-teams player with eventual starter potential on the strong side in a simple scheme.  


Nigel Bradham's Draft Stock

PFW Grade Scale
GradeRound
7.01-9.00Top 10
6.01-7.001
6.001-2
5.61-5.992
5.602-3
5.41-5.593
5.403-4
5.31-5.394
5.304-5
5.21-5.295
5.205-6
5.16-5.196
5.156-7
5.11-5.147
5.107-PFA
4.75-5.09PFA
4.00-4.74FA

*PFW Grade indicates the value PFW assigned to prospects.

*Draft Projection indicates where players are more likely to be drafted and reflects the consensus opinion from the NFL scouting community.


ABOUT TRUST ONLINE