Grading all of the Vikings first-round draft picks since 2018

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Garrett Bradbury – C

  • No. 18 overall selection

The addition of Garrett Bradbury was a popular move at the time. His prolific career at North Carolina State more than warranted a mid-first round selection and hopes were high he could come in and solidify a position that was craving consistency.

While there has been nothing wrong overall with Bradbury’s production, he was undersized coming into the league, and this is something that has proven his undoing on occasion. The center struggles in run blocking at times and inconsistency in pass protection is also something the player needs to improve ahead of a crucial fourth season with the franchise.

Many thought Bradbury might be a cap casualty this offseason given how much the Minnesota Vikings needed to cut costs. Something that didn’t materialize as the new regime decided to give him one more shot at proving he can fill the spot long-term.

Drafting another center cannot be ruled out this year. This would provide the Vikings with a sense of security if Bradbury fluffs his lines in the final year of his deal.

Draft Grade: C

Bradbury has been a starter from the word go. However, it’s hard to look at his time in the league so far and not think he hasn’t underachieved.