NFL Draft Profiles: Pass Rushers (Part 1)

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Jul 21, 2013; Greensboro, NC, USA; University of Syracuse Orangeman defensive tackle

Jay Bromley

address the media during the ACC Kickoff Day at the Grandover Resort. Mandatory Credit: Sam Sharpe-USA TODAY Sports


HEIGHT: 6-3 WEIGHT: 306 COLLEGE: Syracuse

10 YARD SPLIT: 1.72 BENCH: 26 BROAD: 8’10”

The second late flier is Syracuse’s Jay Bromley. A versatile player and good athlete, Bromley recorded 10 sacks as a defensive tackle for Syracuse – including sacks in games against Florida State, Clemson, and Minnesota – and 14.5 tackles for loss. There is some intriguing talent to work with here.

The downside to Bromley is he is not an every down guy, and he has some technique things to work on according scouts. He may be a guy who ends up being an healthy in active for most of the games this season as he takes 2014 as a sort of red-shirt year to develop some skills. But if the Chiefs can coach him up a little, he could be a very nice designated pass rush piece for Bob Sutton to use in certain situations.

Here’s Brugler on Bromley.

"Quick first step to win with initial burst to force the issue. Strong momentum to attack gaps, creating holding calls. Controls the line of scrimmage with upper body strength and handles blockers well at the point, not easily redirected. Good pursuit speed to chase down ballcarriers from behind. Takes well to coaching with strong preparation habits. Versatile experience lining up just about everywhere on the defensive line at Syracuse, even played on some special teams coverages."

Brugler is projected to be a 6th round pick.