Bradley did not have much of an impact as a freshman in 2003, but had an excellent sophomore year. He had 67 tackles, 11 for loss on the year. As a junior, he was limited to just five games because of a knee injury, but finished with 26 tackles, five for loss, and three sacks on the year. Bradley returned in 2006 to have a good year, finishing with a career high 76 tackles, six for loss, and a sack.
Bradley may be the best true strong side linebacker in the draft. He has great size, and the frame to add more weight. He is strong at the point of attack, can take on blockers, and make the play. He is a good athlete who shows the ability to play in space and cover in a short area. Bradley has excellent instincts and quickly reads the play and reacts to make the play.
Bradley really does not have one standout trait on the field. He is not a great cover man or a big time pass rusher, though he can do a little of both. He can drop into coverage, but is not the best in one on one coverage. He also has a history of knee injuries that cannot be overlooked.
Bradley benefits by the lack of size in other outside linebackers, and that should allow him to hear his name called on Day One of the draft. He may never be a big time playmaker, but he could develop into a quality linebacker.