As team captain of the Syracuse Orange, Bromley told reporters that he grew up a Giants fan, and is now living out his dream.
"It's kind of surreal," said Bromley. "The idea of having an opportunity, but you know what, every day I come out here and practice and it becomes more and more real. The guys in front of me, I want to learn from them and get better."
With a breakout year as a senior, Bromley led the team in sacks (ten) and tackles for loss (14.5). When asked about his goals as a rookie, Bromley was candid.
"I want to get to the quarterback, first and foremost, but I know in order to do that you have to stop the run, which I know I'm more than capable of doing," noted Bromley.
"JPP is a great athlete but at the same token technique will help Kiwanuka be just as good if not better than him at certain things," noted Bromley. "Those guys worked extremely hard on their craft."
Playing at around 290 pounds during his senior year, Bromley's draft stock rose after he weighed in at 306 at this year's NFL Combine. He said it has been fairly easy to put on weight, but the coaches want him to add on another 10-15 pounds of muscle.
"As far as the 315/320 mark, we'll see what time has," stated Bromley. "If I can ball at this weight, then they really can't say anything so I really just have to do the best I can at this weight and be as strong and fast as possible."
As for learning the new defense, Bromley says he has been working on all aspects of the defensive line. Mainly scouted as a "three technique" lineman, Bromley fits well into a 4-3 scheme or as a defensive end in a 3-4 formation. His versatility has not gone unnoticed.
"Coach makes sure that we learn the inside of the line because there have been instances throughout the course of the season where somebody might go down and a D-tackle might have to play end or the three technique," noted Bromley. "I'm learning from the shade to the nine, all of that. I want to be more versatile so I can be on the field more."
Expected to get minutes this year as a rotational player, Bromley has great potential to one day become a starter. With ex-defensive captain Justin Tuck now on the Raiders, Big Blue will definitely need some extra playmakers on the defensive line.