Bills Draft Picks: Nigel Bradham, Ron Brooks, Zebrie Sanders Scouting Reports

ORLANDO, FL - DECEMBER 29: Linebacker Nigel Bradham #13 of the Florida State Seminoles intercepts a pass in the fourth quarter against the Notre Dame Fight Irish December 29, 2011 at the Florida Citrus Bowl in Orlando, Florida. FSU won 18 - 14. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

Nigel Bradham 2012 NFL Draft prospect notes - Mocking The Draft
"Bradham is an athletic linebacker with the speed to cover sideline to sideline. Once he identifies the football, he uses his good short area burst to close. His quickness also helps him hold up on pass coverage. Bradham is a 4 down player that can contribute on special teams and doesn't need to be replaced on passing downs." Written last July.

Ron Brooks, CB, LSU, NFL Draft - NFLDraftScout.com
"Brooks was a top wide receiver recruit out of high school and never played in the secondary until he got to LSU. Brooks is a talented, aggressive athlete, but is still unrefined with his cover skills and has a lot of learning left to do before he's ready for the pro game. He is a special teams demon and offers versatile value, showing speed at the combine (4.40 40-yard dash)." Excellent stuff here.

Zebrie Sanders Scouting Report - NFL Draft Geek
"If Sanders can put on some muscle, and get stronger, he has the potential to be a dominant Tackle in the league. Sanders has Left Tackle capabilities, but is raw, and will need some time to get stronger before becoming a weekly starter. Because of that, he will fall into the early second round." Or the fifth round...

Transcript: GM Buddy Nix Recaps the 2012 Draft - BuffaloBills.com
Buddy Nix talks about Day 3 of the 2012 NFL Draft.

Bills bolster depth on final day of NFL draft - BuffaloBills.com
John Wawrow of the Associated Press writes about the final day of the Bills draft.

Bills Roundup: More Depth Added on Day 3 - BuffaloBills.com
Chris Brown wraps up Day 3 of the NFL Draft.

Bills take pair of special talents on Day Three - The Buffalo News
"A history of accomplishment on special teams factored into the equation when the Buffalo Bills made their two fourth-round selections in Saturday's continuation of the NFL Draft. Both Florida State outside linebacker Nigel Bradham and LSU cornerback Ron Brooks were major contributors on coverage and return teams throughout their collegiate careers."

Bills meet needs with selections - The Buffalo News
"We were able to fill every one that we set out to fill," said Bills General Manager Buddy Nix after Saturday's final four rounds of selections were finished. "We wanted two corners, two tackles. We wanted a wide receiver. We wanted two linebackers, and we were able to get those guys. We got bigger and we got faster. I just hope it was in the right spots, and I think it was."

Video: Sully, Gaughan discuss Bills' Day Three picks - The Buffalo News
"News Sports Reporter Mark Gaughan and Senior Sports Columnist Jerry Sullivan break down the Bills' draft following Saturday's fourth through seventh rounds:"

LB Nigel Bradham - Round 4
2012 NFL Draft outside linebacker rankings - Mocking The Draft

Bradham is the No. 9 outside linebacker on the list that includes pass rushers such as Bruce Irvin.

Bills Draft Picks 2012: Rookie Season Expectations And Roles - Buffalo Rumblings
"Bradham profiles as a down-the-line starter at either outside linebacker spot; for now, he's a depth player and a specialist."

Tomahawk Nation's 2nd Annual Season Review: 2011 - Tomahawk Nation
"86: Tackles by SR Nigel Bradham. Bradham lead the team in tackles for 3 years in a row. Next closest this year was Mike Harris at 58."

NFL Videos: 2012 Draft profile: OLB Nigel Bradham, Florida St.
"01:11 – A look at the college highlights of Florida St. Outside Linebacker Nigel Bradham. "

NFL Videos: 2012 Combine workout: Nigel Bradham
"01:22 – Florida State LB Nigel Bradham goes through the paces at the 2012 NFL Scouting Combine."

NFL Videos: Front office view: Draft edition
Michael Lombardi checks into "NFL Total Access" and gives a front office view of the 2012 NFL Draft, including his pick for the team that did best. - He says the Bills had the best draft and called Nigel Bradham and Tank Carder the "key" to the draft, saying great things.

Sanders, Datko, Harris look good at FSU’s pro day - NFL.com
"Nigel Bradham, LB (6-2 1/8, 241) — Bradham looked good in position drills."

Hot 100: Plenty of draft-stock movement as pro days wrap up - NFL.com
Gil Brandt had Bradham as his No. 93 overall prospect.

Nigel Bradham | Draft Breakdown
He's the No. 11 outside linebacker listed (again including pass rushers) along with video of him against Virginia Tech.

Nigel Bradham | Florida State, OLB : 2012 NFL Draft Scout Player Profile
Rated as high as a late second-rounder, Bradham was the No. 10 outside 'backer rated and the No. 111 overall prospect. Some good notes from the postseason and offseason on Bradham here, too.

New Era Scouting – 4-3 Outside Linebacker
Bradham is the No. 13 4-3 outside linebacker and No. 123 overall player. Compare his combine number here.

Nigel Bradham, Florida St., NFL Draft - DraftCountdown.com
No. 11 outside linebacker. "Five star prospect out of high school with more than 40 scholarship offers -- Led Florida State in tackles for three consecutive seasons -- Weakside linebacker with upside based on his athletic ability and big hitting."

Nigel Bradham Scouting Report - NFL Draft Geek
In the second tier of linebackers, he was projected to go in the third to fourth round. "Nigel Bradham is a guy who I really like, and think if put in the right spot, could be a lot better than people anticipate. He is extremely athletic for a linebacker, as he plays very fast, is explosive, very smooth in space, and is a playmaker who is always looking to hammer somebody... whoever gets him will be getting a steal."

Nigel Bradham, OLB, Florida State, NFL Draft - NFLDraftScout.com
"Bradham looks a bit like a giant safety. Hips are a bit high, arms are long, and waist is narrow. Bradham, despite his build, holds up well in traffic, and makes a lot of plays by engaging a block, shedding, and pursuing." Very solid scouting report here.

Nigel Bradham Highlights - YouTube
"Supertmartin1 breaks down Nigel Bradham a Line Backer from Florida State who can close like a corner."

Nigel Bradham Scouting Report - FF Toolbox
"In fact, it's a bit of a wonder why he wasn't even more productive than he was at Florida State. He is best-suited to play outside linebacker in a 4-3 defense. Look for him to be selected in the third or fourth round of April's draft." The 100th player on FF Toolbox's big board.

WalterFootball.com: 2012 NFL Draft Big Board
Bradham was the 100th ranked player on the board.

LB Bradham, the first of two fourth rounders - BuffaloBills.com
"After both day 2 picks for the Bills went to the offensive side of the ball Buffalo got day 3 of the NFL draft started by re-focusing on their defense. Florida State LB Nigel Bradham was their choice with the first of their two fourth-round picks followed by LSU CB Ron Brooks at the bottom of the round."

Transcript: Bills Scout Darrell Moody on Nigel Bradham - BuffaloBills.com
The Bills scout talks about the team's fourth-round linebacker from Florida State.

Transcript: Nigel Bradham Conference Call - BuffaloBills.com
The FSU linebacker is "ecstatic" to be joining the Bills. See what else he had to say when he talked to the media.

Bills 4th Rd Profile: (OLB) Nigel Bradham - BuffaloBills.com Video
A closer look at the FSU product.

CB Ron Brooks - Round 4
2012 NFL Draft cornerback rankings - Mocking The Draft

Brooks is not listed in MTD's top 30 cornerbacks.

NFL Videos: 2012 Combine workout: Ron Brooks
"01:49 – Watch LSU DB Ron Brooks work out at the 2012 NFL Scouting Combine."

Post Draft Wrap-Up: Where Did They Land? - And The Valley Shook
"Brooks, at the very least, will be a stud ST player. I wouldn't be surprised if he was a ST Pro Bowler in a couple of years. He's about as good of a gunner as there is. He's an unselfish, hard-working player. From the get go, I imagine he'll compete as a nickel and dime back and play ST, but it may take a year or two for a path to clear for tons of PT at CB."

Ron Brooks | Draft Breakdown
Brooks is the No. 15 ranked cornerback, and there's a video of him against Ole Miss and Arkansas.

Ron Brooks | LSU, CB : 2012 NFL Draft Scout Player Profile
Projecting him as high as late Round 2 and as low as the fifth round, Brooks is their No. 13 corner and No. 95 overall player. Some good info from prior to the BCS National Championship, too.

New Era Scouting - Cornerback
No. 24 cornerback, No. 187 overall.

Ron Brooks, L.S.U., NFL Draft - DraftCountdown.com
No. 23 corner with a late-round grade.

2012 NFL Draft Rankings- Cornerbacks
Brooks is the first player in Tier 4, which makes him draftable.

Transcript: Ron Brooks Conference Call - BuffaloBills.com
Kelvin Sheppard's LSU teammate talks to the media after getting drafted in the fourth round to play cornerback.

Transcript: Heinlen on DB Ron Brooks - BuffaloBills.com
Taking a deeper look at the Bills' newest cornerback.

Inside The Bills | Miles: Bills got good one in Brooks
"He brings violence at the point of attack. He can play inside, he can play outside," said Miles. "We’ve had great corners. He’s been in the position to play as a backup for the corner spots. He played a lot in every game. I think everyone has seen his ability to do that. He plays every down. On special teams he can return kicks. I think they’re getting a great pick there and a guy that will be in the NFL for a long time."

OT Zebrie Sanders - Round 5
2012 NFL Draft overall rankings - Mocking The Draft

Sanders is the No. 59 overall prospect. Good value for the fifth round.

Zebrie Sanders 2012 NFL Draft quick report - Mocking The Draft
"Combine quotable: Probably need to work on my hand placement, being more technically sound, and just keeping my feet low and keep moving, finishing a little bit."

NFL Videos: 2012 Draft profile: OT Zebrie Sanders, Florida St.
"01:40 – A look at the college highlights of Florida St. Offensive Tackle Zebrie Sanders. "

NFL Videos: 2012 combine workout: Zebrie Sanders
"01:29 – Watch Florida St. offensive lineman Zebrie Sanders perform at the 2012 NFL Scouting Combine."

Buffalo Bills 2012 NFL Draft Review | Fox News
"Best Value Pick: Sanders was a four-year starter at Florida State with experience at both tackle spots along with excellent size and good flexibility. He may wind up being a better option than Glenn as a left tackle."

Zebrie Sanders, OT, Florida State, NFL Draft - NFLDraftScout.com
"Intangibles: Nearly the highest possible grade. Smart, durable, healthy, experienced and of high character. Willingness and ability to play either OT position earns high marks."

NFL.com news: Two-round mock draft
Charley Casserly had Sanders going No. 55 overall.

Sanders, Datko, Harris look good at FSU’s pro day - NFL.com
"Zebrie Sanders, OT (6-foot-5 1/2, 314 pounds) — Sanders has 34 5/8-inch arms, which is a good indicator of future success as a pro. He must improve his strength, but he looked very good in position drills and projects as a second-round pick."

Tomahawk Nation's 2nd Annual Season Review: 2011 - Tomahawk Nation
"Player That Will be Missed the Most: Tie for Nigel Bradham and Shawn Powell. Bradham proved that even elite players need solid coaching. The second half of the year Bradham really came on and became that player a lot of 'Nole fans were hoping for. Oh what could have been... Shawn Powell punted Miami into submission and was arguably the best punter in the country (take that you lame Ray Guy people). His powerful boots and consistent play helped make FSU's special teams one of the nation's elite. Honorable mention to Zebrie Sanders and Mike Harris."

Zebrie Sanders Scouting Report - FF Toolbox
"Sanders is a huge presence at 6'6'' and 307 pounds. He has a quick feet for a man of his size and that suits him for the left tackle position because he can deal with fast defensive ends. There is room for Sanders to add some bulk to his tall frame and he will have to do that as he heads to the next level. That will help him improve his explosion off the ball and win the battle at the line of scrimmage on running plays. Sanders projects as a third-round selection in the 2012 NFL Draft."

Zebrie Sanders, Florida St., NFL Draft - DraftCountdown.com
The No. 12 tackle on the board, Draft Countdown gave him a second to third round grade. "Played both left and right tackle in college and could project to either side at the next level --- Finesse type with intriguing length and top intangibles whose best fit will most likely come in a zone blocking scheme --- Underrated."

New Era Scouting - Offensive Tackle
Sanders is the No. 6 offensive tackle and No. 72 overall player on the board.

Zebrie Sanders | Florida State, OT : 2012 NFL Draft Scout Player Profile
"Sanders is a lithesome, long-limbed athlete who was very effective in FSU's zone-slide pass protection scheme and is the kind of player who should show significant improvement over the next few years." No. 10 tackle, No. 92 overall.

Zebrie Sanders | Draft Breakdown
He's the No. 9 offensive tackle: "Sanders is an athletic tackle prospect with the frame to bulk up. Sanders is a finesse player who lacks explosion and functional strength. However, his smoothness, ability to bend, and ability to move make him an interesting prospect."

Bills add second OT and LB in round 5 - BuffaloBills.com
"Buddy Nix said he would like to add two offensive tackles during this draft and he did just that by adding Florida State tackle Zebrie Sanders in round five."

Transcript: Zebrie Sanders Conference Call - BuffaloBills.com
The offensive lineman from FSU thinks he can play any position on the Buffalo Bills' line.

Bills 5th Rd Profile: (OT) Zebrie Sanders - BuffaloBills.com Video
Get a closer look at what the offensive lineman did at Florida State.

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