- AProjectionRound 1-2
- Hand10 ½
- Arm31 ¾
Strong Points: Very athletic for the position. Quick off the ball -- snaps and steps. Effective in getting to the second level. Makes angle blocks and can turn and seal his opponents. Sets quickly in pass pro and has quick hands, a strong punch and keeps his hands inside. Plays with bend and balance. Aware and effective picking up stunts and blitzes. Played and started all games at guard in 2016.
Weak Points: Does not always play to his size and strength (34 reps). Though he can bend, he will give ground at times to bull rushers. His arms are on the short side (31 ¾") but OK for the interior. Must play with more strength in both his upper and lower body.
The Way We See It: A three-year starter, Bradbury was a tight end in high school and his redshirt season before moving to guard and then center. He has adequate size and very good weight-room strength but needs to show more functional strength on the field. He is athletic enough to play guard, and that valuable versatility will be an asset at the next level. With his athleticism and movement skills, he is best suited to play in a zone scheme. He has a strong chance to step in and play right away as a rookie if he can develop more play strength. Comps for Bradbury include former Bears great Olin Kruetz and Eagles All Pro Jason Kelce, both of whom went later in the draft than where Bradbury will be selected.
Hub Arkush: The rarest of O-line prospects, Bradbury is a natural center with a first-round grade. After arriving at N.C. State as a tight end, he played in 24 games, starting 13 at guard before switching to center his junior year and winning the Rimington Trophy as the country's best center as a senior. Bradbury is an inch or two shorter than you'd like, with short arms but he has massive hands at 306 pounds. While he has nice athleticism and technique, Bradbury will need to get stronger and possibly even add 5-10 pounds of muscle in the weight room. He is solid in pass protection but susceptible to a bull rush.
Best Fit: Giants, Broncos, Falcons, Vikings, Seahawks, Ravens
Red Flags: Lower-body strength, susceptible to bull rushers
NFL Comp: Mike Pouncey