Throws pro routes and has been under center more than given credit for in career
Strong leader and good character
Toughness really hasn’t been tested at this point in his career; never seen pass rush
Arm strength is good, but he will struggle to fit ball in tight windows if he doesn’t make very quick decisions
We really do not know if he can make throws on the run yet
Doesn’t make any jaw-dropping throws
Doesn’t have Stafford/Sanchez level of upside
Is never really forced out of pocket
Summary: The statistics are there and he has operated in a pro-style offense as a freshman. He does throw pro routes, however, he WILL get nitpicked. Matt Leinart was nitpicked. Aaron Rodgers was nitpicked. Brady Quinn was nitpicked. Bradford won’t have any challenges this season, so scouts and draftniks will find the flaws. Bradford is a top-20 pick, but don’t be shocked if he doesn’t go as high as we expect (Top 5) next April.
Player Comparison: Eli Manning. Like Eli, Bradford lacks the elite arm, but he is a superb decision-maker with great accuracy and decision-making. Both have limited upside.