Detroit Lions: How to replace veteran offensive guard T.J. Lang
Draft Replacement One: Garrett Bradbury, North Carolina State
Bradbury is a guy that saw his draft stock soar after a great senior bowl week, going from a day three pick to a day one pick. Bradbury played center the majority of his college career at NC State, but has the versatility to play guard as well.
He plays the position well, and has the strength to fight off most defensive lineman. Another reason the Lions might like him is because of his positional flexibility, as he can play all three interior offensive line spots. He is an athletic lineman that can handle the duties required from all three positions, and he has the ability to play all three at a very high level.
According to thedraftnetwork.com‘s Jon Ledyard, Bradbury can be one of the best centers in the NFL, and is a top 10 player in the 2019 NFL draft class:
"“I believe Bradbury can be a dominant center across the board with his traits, smarts and technique, but for zone heavy teams he can become one of the best centers in football. Top 10 player in the 2019 class.”"
If the Lions select Bradbury, it would not be surprising to see him not only step in and play right guard right away, but he could also push veteran center Graham Glasgow to the right guard position.