Garrett Bradbury

North Carolina State
C

Prospect Info

College
North Carolina State
Hometown
Class
Charlotte, NC
r-Senior
Height
Weight
Arms
6' 3"
306 lbs
31 3/4”
Hands
10 1/2”

Prospect Grade

6.12
Should Become Instant Starter
How We Grade

2019 Draft Results

Drafted by
Minnesota
Vikings
Round 1 ‧ Pick 18
40 Yard Dash
4.92u
Seconds
 
Bench Press
34
Reps
 
Vertical Jump
31.0
INCHES
 
Broad Jump
104.0
INCHES
 
3 Cone Drill
7.41
Seconds
 
20 Yd Shuttle
4.53
Seconds
 
60 Yd Shuttle
--
Seconds
 

Playlist

Bradbury came to Raleigh as a tight end in 2014, redshirting at that position after excelling there in high school. He missed the following year's spring workouts with an injury, moved to guard before the 2015 season, and then played in 11 games as a reserve that year. Bradbury started all 13 games at left guard in 2016, and then earned honorable mention All-ACC honors as a junior as a 13-game starter in the pivot. He won the team's 2017 award for vital contribution in an unsung role. Bradbury was no longer unsung as a senior, as the full-time starter won the Rimington Trophy as the nation's top center and received first-team All-ACC and Associated Press All-American honors.
By Lance Zierlein
NFL Analyst
Draft Projection
Round 1
NFL Comparison
Weston Richburg
Overview
Bradbury's body control, core strength, movement skills and intelligence check very important boxes for teams looking for immediate center help. His pass-pro tape against Clemson proves he can hold his own against a variety of pass-rush flavors while his strength and athleticism make him scheme flexible. He is a candidate to become an early and long-time starter in the league.
Strengths
  • Good lean muscle mass and core strength
  • Former tight end with above-average athletic talent
  • Fluid mover who can reach, pull and climb successfully
  • Plus reactive athleticism for sudden switch from one block to the next
  • Impressive body control jumps off tape
  • Ready hands are quick to find target in run or pass
  • Grip strength to snatch, center and sustain blocks
  • Quick recognition/response against gaming defensive fronts
  • Won't over-set in pass pro and maintains mirror
  • Nose tackles catch those hands in their chest early in their rush
  • Footwork and upper-body power redirect gap rushers
  • Agility to recovery from a poor start to his rep
Weaknesses
  • Falls slightly below NFL size averages for the position
  • Forward lean into pass sets could open him to counters
  • Regularity of punch mechanics make him predictable for hand-counters
  • Pass protection benefitted from quick game and play-action attack
  • Should give ground to gain ground on initial zone steps to prevent penetration
  • Rushes lateral movements at times
  • Run blocking gets top-heavy with excessive leaning
  • Doesn't get much movement as drive blocker
  • Won't be able to get away with grabs/holds on second level in NFL

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GRADE
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