PROS: Doesn’t have long arms but he’s slapped together nicely with a frame engineered for guard play in the NFL. Nasty dude in the run game. Love how he finds leverage points on his opponent and turns them out of gaps to create push. He can move bodies against their will in the run game. A true technician that is deliberate with getting his hands fit, leveraging his hips and competing to stay square. Four-year starter and it shows - his awareness and desire to find work is outstanding. Executes with good bend and body control. Frame works in unison with consistency. Won’t find him overextended with bad weight distribution.
CONS: Left wanting more quickness, footspeed and athletic ability. Doesn’t offer too much in the way of range or consistency on the move. Questionable ability to redirect, pivot and respond when defenders get to his edges. Has to stay polished with his hand work because he lacks length. Punch placement can be erratic.
BEST TRAIT - Power
WORST TRAIT - Length
RED FLAGS - None
Michigan guard Ben Bredeson enters the NFL with four seasons of starting experience in the Big Ten where his run blocking truly stood out. Executing from a pro system, Bredeson’s game translates to the next level where he’s comfortable rolling his hips into contact, accelerating his feet and working his hands. Bredeson executes with the timing and awareness expected for his resume and there is a pro-ready component to what he offers. With that said, Bredeson is a modest athlete with poor length and he has some issues to clean up with his hand placement. Bredeson has the upside to start in the NFL, but his best fit comes at guard in a power scheme.