For the second year in a row, NC State has a first-round NFL Draft pick. Last year it was defensive end Bradley Chubb, who was selected by Denver, and this year it’s center Garrett Bradbury, who is now a member of the Minnesota Vikings.
Vikings fans seem to be pretty good about this, given there’s nothing glamorous about drafting an offensive lineman.
Bradbury’s story is well-worn by this point—he was a little-known tight end prospect when Dave Doeren offered him a scholarship, and he developed into an elite interior offensive lineman.
He has the right disposition to play center and I suspect he’ll be a good one for the Vikings. He did everything he was asked to do while he played for NC State, which included some time at guard earlier in his career. He also started every single game State played over the last three seasons.
Good kid, fantastic player, and a pro.