2017 NFL Draft

Nigel Bradham, OLB

School: Florida State  |  Conference: ACC
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Crawfordville, FL
Height/Weight: 6-2 / 241 lbs.
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04/30/2012 - A closer look at the Bills' picks: Round 4/105 - Nigel Bradham, OLB, 6-2, 241, Florida State...Led FSU in tackles for three years and recorded 21.5 tackles for loss to go with 9.0 sacks. Good speed (4.64) for the job but a bit stiff. COULD SURPRISE: Linebacker Nigel Bradham: With the top edge rushers off the board, the Bills did well to land Bradham, who led Florida State in tackles for three years and can run in coverage. - The Sports Xchange

04/30/2012 - Top college football teammates say their goodbyes come the NFL draft. Buffalo picks Nigel Bradham and Zebrie Sanders might be apartment shopping together soon. Both were taken from Florida State, Bradham in the fourth round and Sanders in the fifth round. "Nigel is a great player," Sanders said. "We actually connected a little better because in the Senior Bowl we were roommates, too. It is crazy we will be on the same team. We have been together for a long time, but we were not really roommates in college. So I feel like just having a little more time to talk, we connected a lot more. He was always a good friend but we connected a little bit more because now we were roommates and talking. After every practice talking about what we did and what we can get better on." - The Sports Xchange

03/15/2012 - As he turned Wednesday afternoon to speak to the pool of reporters who last saw him outside the Citrus Bowl two months ago, former Florida State linebacker Nigel Bradham pulled out a pair of eyeglasses and offered an apology. "Sorry about the glasses," the linebacker said, cracking a grin. Propping on his face the similar designer non-prescription glasses that NBA stars LeBron James and Dwayne Wade have made fashionable for athletes off-the-court these days, Bradham began an interview session. It was all part of putting on a new look for an apparently new player. In the time since Florida State's Champs Sports Bowl victory Dec. 29, Bradham has seen his NFL Draft stock rise from a fourth- or fifth-round projection to a likely third-round pick. After a strong Senior Bowl performance at the end of January, and an even better showing at last month's NFL Combine, teams have begun taking notice. That was also the case Wednesday morning when he joined about 15 other former Seminoles in taking part in FSU's Pro Day. "From what I was just told, I've helped my stock a lot," Bradham said just after talking to scouts. "It's pretty much just showing what I can do. Getting out of breaks and showing my quickness and speed." He didn't participate in the timed speed drills, but did work out with others, including former FSU linebackers Nigel Carr and Kendall Smith, in agility and position-specific workouts. During his ball drill work, Bradham showcased his athleticism and ability to catch. "I didn't drop any balls," he correctly said. "I heard people kept saying I couldn't catch. So I was trying to just work on my hands a lot. Worked out with tennis balls and on the Jugs machine." - Coley Harvey, The Orlando Sentinel

12/29/2011 - PLAYERS TO WATCH: LB Nigel Bradham was FSU's leading tackler and stepped up his performance and leadership after the trio of midseason losses. Bradham, a senior, should be excited to play a bowl game against Notre Dame as his final collegiate game. He has proven to be a vicious tackler and can create big plays. - The Sports Xchange

11/03/2011 - SCOUTING THE DEFENSE: Improved coverage in the secondary has changed everything for the Seminoles' defense. After allowing seven passing touchdowns and more than 600 passing yards in the losses to Clemson and Wake Forest, the Seminoles have yielded just two passing touchdowns and only one passing play longer than 30 yards in the last three games. They are controlling the line of scrimmage and forcing teams into lengthy third-down conversion plays where they can apply a pass rush. While factoring the opponents, the past three games have been the Seminoles' best combined defensive efforts of the season and they should feel confident going into Boston College. - The Sports Xchange

07/18/2011 - 2011 BUTKUS AWARD PRESEASON WATCH LIST: Nigel Bradham, Florida State, has been selected one of 51 linebackers named to the 2011 Butkus Award Preseason Watch List for the 2011 college football season. The award is handed out annually to the top linebacker in college football. - The Butkus Foundation

07/13/2011 - 2011 ROTARY LOMBARDI AWARD PRESEASON WATCH LIST: Nigel Bradham, LB, Florida St., (Led the Seminoles in tackles for the past two seasons), has been selected to the Rotary Lombardi Award Preseason watch list for the 2011 college football season. Eligibility for the Rotary Lombardi Award is limited to down linemen, end-to-end, either on offense of defense, who set up no farther than 10 yards to the left or right of the ball, and linebackers who set up no father than five yards deep from the line of scrimmage. This is the 42nd year that the Rotary Lombardi Award has named the nation's college lineman of the year. - The Rotary Lombardi Award Committee

07/11/2011 - 2011 BRONKO NAGURSKI TROPHY PRESEASON WATCH LIST: Nigel Bradham, Florida State, LB, has been selected one of 87 players named to Preseason Bronko Nagurski Trophy Watch List for the 2011 college football season. The Bronko Nagurski Trophy is awarded annually to the nation's best defensive player by the Football Writers Association of America and the Charlotte Touchdown Club. Entering his third year as a starter, the Crawfordville, Fla. native has led the team in tackles each of the last two seasons. In 2010 he set new career-highs for tackles (98), passes defended (5) and sacks (5), while matching his previous best in tackles for loss (5.5). - Florida State football

07/08/2011 - 2011 CHUCK BEDNARIK AWARD PRESEASON WATCH LIST: Nigel Bradham, Florida State, LB, Sr., has been selected by the The Maxwell Football Club to the Chuck Bednarik Award Watch List for the 2011 college football season, given annually to the best defensive player. - The Maxwell Football Club

05/06/2011 - PLAYERS TO WATCH IN 2011: LB Nigel Bradham - The Seminoles' leading tackler will move into a senior leadership role in 2011. He has been a steady player for this team the past three years. - The Sports Xchange

05/03/2011 - 2011 LOTT IMPACT TROPHY WATCH LIST: Nigel Bradham, Florida State, LB, has been named to the 42-player Lott IMPACT Trophy watch list for the 2011 college football season as selected by the Pacific Club IMPACT Foundation. - Pacific Club IMPACT Foundation


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