Player Profile: Nigel Bradham

Linebacker Nigel Bradham has his most productive season in 2010, the rising senior enter his senior season as one of the leaders on defense and is expected to have an All-American type season.

Nigel Bradham

Year: Senior

High School: Wakulla

CAREER: A Five-Star prospect(#1 MLB) from nearby Wakulla, Bradham made an early commitment to Florida State and was rock solid throughout the process. Bradham made an immediate impact at FSU as he was thrust into the rotation from day one. He even started as a freshmen.

Established himself as a sophomore with a team-leading 93 tackles, 2 sacks, and an interception. Bradham earned honorable mention All-American honors after the season.

Bradham again lead the team in tackles as a junior with 98. He upped his sack total to five as well. Amazingly fans have expected even more form Bradham the past two seasons.

EXPECTATIONS: When the new defensive staff came in, it was clear that Bradham would need some time to learn the system and to break some bad habits. He had that time as a junior and now he is expected to have an All-American type season.

Bradham is firmly on the radar of the NFL and will certainly have the opportunity to play his way into the first round. He is the veteran leader of the LB unit.

We think he has his best season to date and makes more impact plays as a senior.

OVERALL: You can't come into FSU with any more expectations than Bradham did. He was expected to be a big contributor and he has been. With an injury free senior season he will easily go over 35 starts in his career as well as eclipse 300 tackles.

At this point, he has been more rock solid than exceptional, but you will take that all day long on the recruiting trail. He has his senior year to be the type of elite player that many thought he would be.

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