2021 NFL Draft Scouting Report: EDGE William Bradley-King

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Originally starting his career at Arkansas State prior to transferring to Baylor for his final collegiate season, Williams Bradley-King is a long and well-layered defensive end that’s built like a 3-4 outside linebacker. In the Red Wolves defense, he has aligned mostly on the weak side and has mixed up his stance from time-to-time, but he has seen most of his action come from a sprinter stance. He plays with an extremely patient approach and isn’t quick to overcommit on run concepts. He’s able to anticipate pullers well and meets them with force at the point of attack. Bradley-King uses violent shoulder throws and his length in order to provide a jolt through the body of incoming blockers. Sack production throughout his career has come off of true wins. His first step out of the blocks has plenty of juice and he has the athleticism to win the corner. He has a multitude of ways of how he can win at the point of attack. He's highly crafty as a pass rusher and shows lots of hand-to-hand creativity when rushing the passer. He's aggressive with swatting hands down and then proceeding into the next steps of his rush plans. As a run defender, he often gets fixated on his individual battle that he remains oblivious to contain responsibilities. Allowing runs to bounce outside, he gets caught often attacking the midline of offensive tackles instead of staying on the outside shoulder while remaining cautious of perimeter threats. His eyes can get caught looking elsewhere and it results in plays going for big gains to his side. Chasing or having an impact on plays outside of the box are inconsistent and he can appear a bit heavy-footed while in pursuit.

Ideal Role: Rush 3-4 outside linebacker

Scheme Fit: 3-4 outside linebacker

Written by Jordan Reid

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