Garrett Bradbury, NC State
A tight end turned accomplished center out of N.C. State, Bradbury is one of the best center prospects in the 2019 draft pool. He finished the 2018 season with a Pro Football Focus overall grade of 84.4. Even better, Bradbury ranks 27th in pass-block efficiency with an elite 98.5 grade.
One of Bradbury’s best assets is his ability to be interchangeable. In the NFL, he could realistically play either guard or center at a high level; both positions the Cardinals could inject some youth in. However, he might be best set as a center. He is a smart player that can diagnose blitz packages and several other defensive schemes. He also has the body control and drive to easily push to the second level.
At 6-3, 306-lbs, Bradbury is an outstanding athlete. At the combine, he put up 34 bench press reps, a 4.92 40-yard-dash, and an offensive line leading 7.41 three-cone-drill. But he’s more than an athlete as an interior offensive lineman. His tape speaks for itself as he allowed just four sacks, six quarterback hits, and 27 quarterback hurries in 1,445 pass-blocking snaps, per PFF.
Bradbury could be available around the second to third rounds, if he slips all the way to the third, the Arizona Cardinals should give him a shot. Although he has the potential to start, his lack of offensive line background could drive some away.