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.
"This is the best center in the Draft and one of the best to come out in the last handful of years."@MoveTheSticks is a fan of @Gbradbury_11#VikingsDraft pic.twitter.com/oAGGMBstjQ— Minnesota Vikings (@Vikings) April 26, 2019
Vikings fans seem to be pretty good about this, given there’s nothing glamorous about drafting an offensive lineman.
WE GOT HIM!!! Hell yes. #KFANVikes pic.twitter.com/3Iw3SzzGt3— Nordo (@ericnordoKFAN) April 26, 2019
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.