#6 Bradlee Anae
WT: 257 lbs
High School: Kahuku (Laie, HI)
Accolades: Senior Bowl. 2019 1st Team All-Pac 12.
3 Cone: 7.44
20 Shtl: 4.43
Speed/Athleticism: Bradlee Anae is a strong, athletic player with an ability to create mismatches with his combination of power and athleticism. Absolutely destroyed good offensive linemen at the Senior Bowl with his underrated athleticism. Anae is very quick despite his lack of straight-line speed. He would benefit from attacking gaps more than he would anything else. 9/15.
Burst/Bend: Bend isn’t quite where we want to see it is, so he will end up probably being much more effective as a 7-tech in the league. A very stiff frame limits his ability to really be effective. Burst is there, as his get-off is among the best in the class. 14/20.
Power/Strength: The strongest part of Anae’s game. He has a powerful swim move that he uses to perfection. Neutralizes athletic linemen with his power. Incredible upper body strength combined with a powerful lower half that makes him a handful to contain to any capacity. 22/25.
Finesse/Hand Work: Anae creates opportunities with his hand fighting in the trenches. Shows good finesse work when he is engaged by the offensive linemen. Surprisingly quick with his moves. 17/20.
Tackling/Pursuit: Powerful tackler. Anae doesn’t miss many tackles, especially in space. Shows a good, powerful tackling form. While his quickness can allow him to create good pursuit angles in short distances, he doesn’t have the straight-line speed to stretch a play to the edge. 17/20.
Leadership/Personality: Bradlee is an enjoyable character. He’s a fun interview and someone who is team-oriented. That is something that will attract NFL teams to him. He’s got a clean slate and is a good locker room presence. 5/5.
Overall: Bradlee Anae has all of the tools to be an elite-level pass rusher in this league. He’s an incredible athletic talent for a man his size, towering over his competition and usually being stronger and quicker than them. While he could play as a 9-tech, I think he’s really going to benefit as a 7-tech (or even as a down defensive end in a 3-4 system playing 5-tech) where he can use his athleticism and strength to get after the quarterback. I like Anae a lot, and I think he’s a late day-one/early-round two guy for certain because of his versatility and upside that hasn’t been visited yet.
Injury Rating: (3)
Ceiling Rating: (3)
Overall Grade: 90