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Grade
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  • 4.76 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 32.5 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 116.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 7.15 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.33 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 11.84 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 6'4" Height
  • 253LBS. Weight

Overview

A one-time walk-on with the University of Washington, Bronson's rare combination of size and speed helped to quickly establish him as a man among boys at the Division II level. Despite missing nearly five games due to a shoulder injury, Bronson was nonetheless recognized as an AP Little All-American after catching 28 passes for 502 yards and six touchdowns as a senior. He was particularly effective when the Wildcats needed him most, catching a career-high eight passes for 169 yards in Central Washington's 49-42 loss at West Texas A&M in the first round of the 2008 NCAA Division II playoffs. The first Wildcat to earn an invitation to the East-West Shrine Game in more than 60 years, Bronson has the potential to surprise at the next level. Had an arm span of 32 1/2 inches and a hand span of 9 1/8 inches at the combine.

Analysis

Strengths

Positives: Legitimate NFL build. Good initial quickness off the snap and can elude the jam to gain a clean release. Rare combination of size and straight-line speed. Smooth acceleration. Can sink his hips and generate some burst out of his breaks to separate from the defender. Reliable hands. Looks the pass in to make the secure catch. Good body control to contort in space to make the tough reception. Good hand placement and flashes the upper body strength to provide an initial pop as a run blocker. Negatives: Level of competition is an obvious concern. Ducks his head when blocking at the second level, resulting in missed blocks. Lacks the lower leg drive to gain movement at the point of attack as a blocker. Shoulder injury that resulted in his missing nearly five games in 2008 requires a Combine check.
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Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99 Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49 Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99 Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49 NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19 Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00 50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99 Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74 Chance to be in an NFL training camp
No Grade Likely needs time in developmental league.
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