Gabe Brooks Scouting Report on Bryant:
Alfred Bryant is a traditional four-man weak-side defensive end prospect who excels as a pass-rusher at Texas high school football’s highest level (Class 6A). Bryant could potentially play a standing edge rusher as a hybrid outside linebacker in an odd-front scheme, but the four-man weak-side end is his more natural projected position.
Bryant plays for a Houston-area power (Manvel High School) that consistently produces major FBS talent. Bryant lacks ideal size, but he’s long enough to be able to gain a good amount of weight to add bulk and strength as he prepares for the next level.
Perhaps Bryant’s best trait as a pass-rusher is his burst at the snap. His edge athleticism and angular build make him a tough blocking assignment, for larger, less mobile offensive tackles. He bends the edge and produces statistically at a high rate, as evidenced by a 13-sack junior season as Manvel won 13 games and reached 6A Division II state quarterfinals. Bryant gets low and stays low as he gets around the outside, often using a rip move to get under the tackle.
Bryant can improve his top-end speed (5.14 laser 40), but he operates in such close quarters that his burst is a more valuable tool and better judge of his ability to pressure the quarterback.
Overall, Bryant is a quality edge defender who’s definitely an FBS-caliber prospect and will likely garner some Power Five offers. Playing in Texas’ Class 6A for a perennial power will help him as he transitions to the next level.