Photo of Nigel Bradham
Drafted By: Bills

Combine Results

Grade
69.7 ?
  • 4.64 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 24 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 37.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 121.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 7.18 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.37 SEC
    Top Performer
Blue Star  =  Combine Top Performer

Draft Analysis:

Bucky Brooks' take: Bradham will compete for playing time in the Bills' linebacker corps. He brings speed and explosiveness as an outside linebacker.

  • 6'2" Height
  • 33 3/4" Arm Length
  • 241LBS. Weight
  • 10 1/2" Hands

Overview

Bradham is an impressive specimen for a linebacker. Physically imposing, fast and strong, he was a feared tackler in the ACC and will bring that presence to the NFL. He did occasionally struggle to see the field at Florida State and will be something of a project, but he should at least make a significant contribution on special teams.

Analysis

Strengths

Bradham was an extremely reliable tackler as an outside linebacker. He can jolt an offensive lineman, get outside to make plays and tackle running backs. He is quick to react to the outside run and will chase it down from inside. A solid jump-and-dive tackler, he excels when pursuing the ball in the open field, though he is also good at defending the run between the tackles. He can sink his hips and fit on running backs. Additionally, he is an effective blitzer.

Weaknesses

Bradham can be slow to recognize plays and commit to defending the pass or run. He was athletic enough to recover from this hesitation at the collegiate level but will have a hard time if he can't react more quickly in the NFL.
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Grade Title Draft (Round) Description
96-100 Future Hall of Famer Top Pick A once-in-a-generation type prospect who could change how his position is played
85-95 Immediate Starter 1st An impact player with the ability/intangibles to become a Pro Bowl player. Expect to start immediately except in a unique situation (i.e. behind a veteran starter).
70-84 Eventual Starter 2nd-3rd A quality player who will contribute to the team early on and is expected to develop into a starter. A reliable player who brings value to the position.
50-69 Draftable Player 4th-7th A prospect with the ability to make team as a backup/role player. Needs to be a special teams contributor at applicable positions. Players in the high range of this category might have long-term potential.
20-49 Free Agent UDFA A player with solid measurables, intangibles, college achievements, or a developing skill that warrants an opportunity in an NFL camp. In the right situation, he could earn a place on a 53-man roster, but most likely will be a practice squad player or a camp body.

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