OC Garrett Bradbury, North Carolina St.

6’3” – 306 lbs. – 4.92
Began his collegiate career as a tight end, redshirting at the position in 2014, then transitioned to guard the following year and served in a reserve capacity. Has been starting for each of the past three seasons, and concluded his collegiate career by winning the Rimington Trophy as a senior. A thickly-built interior lineman with arms which are shorter than most of the other top prospects (31.75”). One of the most athletic interior offensive line prospects in this year’s class. Able to pull or climb and secure blocks in space, with a good burst to close and engage defenders, and was regularly asked to do so at the college level; despite his lack of length, frames up opponents successfully on a high rate of his snaps. Does a good job of sticking with opponents as a zone blocker, flowing horizontally and washing opponents wide. Very smart player. Understands positioning and regularly places himself between the defender and the ballcarrier to create rushing lanes. Able to bend at the knees and play with leverage. Good work rate to sustain through the whistle, with big hands and solid grip strength. More competitive than he is likely to drive defenders off a spot; not a mauler in a phone booth. Could do a better job of keeping his head up when he engages opponents. Has very quick feet to get depth in pass protection. Keeps his head on a swivel to locate opponents. Bends at the knees to get in his seat and extends his arms to keep defenders from getting leverage advantages. Lateral quickness allows him to mirror opponents once engaged. Has a solid anchor due to his thick build nad good functional strength. Looks comfortable getting out and leading the way in screens. A three-year starter who combines excellent consistency and intelligence with impressive strength and athleticism, traits which made him arguably college football’s best interior offensive lineman last year. Doesn’t tend to blow opponents off the ball as an inline blocker, but can successfully execute all kinds of different assignments, which would make him a great fit in a zone scheme. Just as good in pass protection as he is a run blocker, he will most likely come off the board on the second day of the draft as an early starter and safe pick. All the more impressive considering he didn’t even play on the offensive line until his second year with the Wolfpack.

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