2024 NFL Draft Scouting Report: Bralen Trice

  • Bralen Trice, 6-3/265
  • Defensive End
  • Washington

Bralen Trice Scouting Report

By Charlie Campbell


  • Natural nose for the quarterback
  • Excellent motor
  • Doesn’t quit
  • Gets production off second effort
  • Finds ways to win
  • Gets underneath the pads of offensive tackles
  • Has some strength
  • Plays bigger
  • Gritty player
  • Energizes his defense
  • Manages to produce
  • Overachiever


  • Stiff
  • Has problems redirecting
  • Lacks juice and explosion off the edge
  • Some limitations as a run defender
  • Lack of length
  • Not overly fast
  • Could struggle to shed blocks from NFL offensive tackles
  • Gets sacks off effort

Prospect Summary:

It took over three years, but Trice finally able to break out with the Huskies in 2022. He redshirted in 2019 and was a backup in 2020. After recording 14 tackles and two sacks in 2021, Trice exploded in 2022, ripping off nine sacks, 12 tackles for a loss, and 38 tackles. In his final season, Trice had a bit of slow start before coming on strong later. He totaled 49 tackles, 11.5 tackles for a loss, seven sacks, two passes defended and a forced fumble in 2023.

Trice has a good pass-rush plan and plays with a lot of effort to get off of blocks. While he can get tied up by blockers, he has active hands to slap away tacklers, and he showcased an impressive rip move to gain leverage on tackles and shed their blocks. Over the past two seasons, Trice demonstrated developed technique to use his hands and feet at the same time to get the better of edge blockers. Trice has functional upper body strength to scrap with blockers and get free on some second efforts. There is no doubt that Trice is tough, plays hard, and is instinctive. However, he has some real stiffness and lacks juice as a pass rusher off the edge.

As a run defender, Trice competes and gives an effort to chase down ball-carriers out of his gap. He is best in pursuit and plays physical football. While he has adequate size to be an edge defender in the NFL, Trice is not overly powerful, so continuing to get stronger to hold up against much larger offensive tackles coming at him downhill will be a point of emphasis for his development. However, his frame could be close to maxed out.

For the 2024 NFL Draft, a few team sources said they had graded Trice as a backup, putting him on Day 3. However, the team that likes Trice enough to select him could target him on Day 2 of the 2024 NFL Draft.

Prospect Comparison:

Bradlee Anae. Studying Trice brings Anae to mind. Both were productive college pass rushers who lacked juice and had some stiffness for the NFL. Anae (6-3, 260) and Trice have similar size and skill sets. In the NFL, Trice could end up being a similar rotational backup, like Anae.


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