2019 NFL Draft Scouting Report: North Carolina State iOL Garrett Bradbury

HEIGHT: 6-3

WEIGHT: 306

COLLEGE: North Carolina State

CLASS: Redshirt Senior

GAMES WATCHED (8): Florida State, Wake Forest, Syracuse, Virginia, North Carolina, Texas A&M, Boston College, Clemson (2018)

40 BENCH VERT BROAD 3 CONE 20S 60S
4.92 34 31″ 104″ 7.41 4.53

SIZE/PHYSICAL TRAITS (4/5)

  • Average center size at 6-3, 306
  • Arms are on the shorter side at 31 3/4″ — can get outreached at times
  • May be pigeonholed at center due to size/length and limitations as a drive blocker

PASS BLOCKING (26/30)

  • Shows good sustain in pass protection
  • Anchor against power rushers isn’t as firm as desired — gets walked back into the quarterback’s lap a little too often
  • Zero issues matching quickness on the interior

RUN BLOCKING (15/20)

  • Excellent zone-blocker — takes good angles to second level blocks and has a high success rate as a pulling lineman
  • Might be scheme specific — doesn’t generate much movement as a drive blocker
  • Can generate some movement when he has a big running start as he does on a lot of zone blocking concepts, but aside from that, doesn’t appear to have great natural power
  • Good positional run blocker — does a great job of sealing and taking advantage of blocking angles
  • Very good combo blocker

TECHNIQUE (13.5/15)

  • Patient pass blocker
  • Keeps pads low and maximizes leverage advantage
  • Active feet to slide and mirror
  • Consistent hand placement and punch timing
  • Does a great job of re-fitting his hands when his initial punch doesn’t land cleanly
  • Can play a little top-heavy as a run blocker

MOVEMENT SKILLS (10/10)

  • Elite offensive line athlete
  • Excellent foot quickness
  • Excellent body control
  • Crazy range as a pulling lineman — reaches landmarks most lineman couldn’t dream of
  • Fluid mover in space as a puller
  • Excellent recovery athleticism

MENTAL PROCESSING (9/10)

  • Good blitz and stunt recognition
  • Could be more aware of delayed blitzes

FUNCTIONAL STRENGTH/POWER (7/10)

  • Functional strength is adequate but anchor strength is not ideal — gets walked back into the quarterback’s lap a little too easily at times, although he does re-anchor and recover well in most cases
  • Doesn’t generate much movement as a drive blocker

OVERALL GRADE: 84.50/100.00 — 1ST ROUND — Quality starter with Pro Bowl potential

NFL COMPARISON: Jason Kelce

SCHEME FIT: Zone-blocking scheme

DRAFT PROJECTION: Late 1st round

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