Photo of Brandon Bridge

Combine Results

Grade
5.04 ?
  • 4.72 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 33.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 110.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 7.18 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.37 SEC
    Top Performer

Draft Analysis:

  • 6'4" Height
  • 34 1/4" Arm Length
  • 229LBS. Weight
  • 9 1/4" Hands

Analysis

Strengths

Tall, thin frame with room for more thickness. Three-quarter thrower with elite arm strength and instant release. Has enough arm to make off-balance intermediate and deep throws that few (if any) in this draft can make. Can drop deep ball into a bucket with accuracy and had a completion of 42 yards or more in eight of his 11 games in 2014. Showed some ability to work through progressions and uses his eyes to freeze the safety before taking vertical shots down the sideline. Able to make big plays with his feet. Had runs of 65 and 54 yards in 2014. Isn't just a pull-and-go runner from pocket. Will buy himself time and continue to scan the field for open targets.

Weaknesses

Coin-flip accuracy with receivers having no idea where to expect the throw when the ball leaves his hand. Footwork is a mess at times, causing the ball to sail. Base gets very narrow with feet right on top of each other as he bounces in the pocket. Rushes some throws unnecessarily rather than finding his rhythm and getting it out on time. Fastball pitcher delivering nothing but gas on most throws. Must improve his touch to create more catchable throws. Average decision maker. Believes he has enough arm for any window and will throw into tight coverage. Relies too often on a fadeaway release.

Draft Projection

Round 7 or priority free agent

Sources Tell Us

"He can throw it through a wall, but who knows if he can throw it right to me standing 15 yards away. Hard to get drafted when you can't complete passes. I will be interested to see if our quarterback coach thinks those mechanics are fixable." -- AFC South scout.

Bottom Line

His arm strength is pure NFL, but his lack of functional accuracy simply cannot be overlooked. It's one thing to miss with ball placement just inside or just a little bit high, but Bridge's throws are all over the map. He puts so much heat on them that his receivers struggle to make successful adjustments. That size, arm and athleticism are definitely traits worth taking a chance on, and Bridge could become an interesting talent down the line if a team is able to get his mechanics and touch where they need to be.
-Lance Zierlein
C
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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