My Scouting Report for Garrett Bradbury




Garrett Bradbury

Team : Minnesota Vikings | Sports : Football | Position : CE | Status : Active | Location :United States

Player Scouting Report

Players Scouting Reviewer : myles.whitmore . Position :Center [CE]

Category
Score
Comments
Run Blocking
7.90
Bradbury can open up holes for his RB and help ball carriers have enough space to make it to the second level.
Pass Blocking
8.90
Garret is a better pass blocker than he is a run blocker. He usually can stand his ground and keep his hands in a position to prevent QB hurries or pressures.
Impact Blocking
8.70
Bradbury excels at pull blocking and has enough skill and strength to perform pancake blocks.
Footwork
7.40
Bradbury is excellent at getting low and making sure his base is solid. However, his feet sometimes get tangled up, and it can cause him to fall too often.
Strength
6.70
Has enough strength to be a quality center, but still has a tendency to get pushed backward too often or get block shed.
Toughness
9.40
He isn't afraid of getting physical in the blocking game and is a tenacious center who consistently looks to knock defenders back.
Agility
8.30
Bradbury has good lateral movement and agility, which isn't surprising given his history as a tight-end.
Size
5.40
Bradbury has below average size for a center but is still big enough to be effective in the NFL.
Durability
8.10
Bradbury dealt with injuries his first two years at North Carolina State. However, he has stayed healthy since.
Character
10.0
Bradbury has no red flags or legal infractions.
Technique
7.50
Bradbury has a good base, hand placement, and timing. However, he needs to work on his balance and footwork to limit the number of times he falls.
Intangibles
10.0
Bradbury possesses pure toughness, IQ, vision, and behavior.
Consistency
8.70
Bradbury is a very consistent pass blocker and a consistent run blocker.
Defensive Recognition
9.00
Bradbury has good vision and plays his assignment well in zone blocking.
Strengths
Garrett Bradbury is a phenomenal pass blocker who has the skill and technique required to prevent his QB from being pressured or hurried often. He is also a quality run blocker who can push around defenders to create the holes and space necessary for his RB to churn out big runs. This is especially true when he has to perform pulling blocks, where he often pancakes defenders. Also, Bradbury has proper hand placement, IQ/recognition, and base anchor required to be a reliable center. Due to his excellent technique, Bradbury is a consistent center.
Weaknesses
While Bradbury has adequate hand and base techniques, he needs to do a better job with his footwork to make sure he doesn't get his feet tangled up and fall as much. Moreover, Bradbury lacked the size and strength necessary to fend off defenders consistently with pure power.
Overall Analysis
Bradbury will be an immediate starter on the Minnesota Vikings due to Pat Elflein's inability to be a quality or consistent center. He will undoubtedly be an upgrade to Elflein when it comes to pass protection, but as with most OL, it will probably won't be a swift transition to the NFL because of his lack of strength. He might give up a few pressures and hurries at first, and get pushed back, but he will eventually bounce back and become a quality starter in the NFL. Kirk Cousins will benefit in the long run, from having Bradbury as his center.
Compares to
Matt Paradis
potential
-9
Untapped potential
peak potential
post peak