2019 Raiders Draft Prospect Profile
Name: Tyre Brady
Position: Wide Receiver
School: Marshall University
Weight 205 pounds
Draft Projection: Day 3
With all due respect, to every other receiver in the draft, few excel in the area of contact like Brady. Although corners and safeties are leaning on him, he makes the grab with little to no bobble. Brady’s concentration through physicality is an absolute astounding quality. More importantly, he brings this trait to open targets as well.
Brady’s speed generates from long strides and accumulation of steps. In the vertical passing game, he gets on top of defensive backs down the field. After he catch, a bit of physicality gives him the chance to accelerate.
Brady will fit the jam with aggression. Once he wins, he traces his routes with balance and sharpness. Yet, at the next level, Brady needs to implement a smoother, less robotic double move. For this reason, this area still needs a bit of refinement. Yet, this is an easily correctable.
For Brady, the entire tree remains open. Yet, he will thrive in the intermediate to deep patterns. With his strength, jump balls in the redzone look very promising. Additionally, the drag, out and hitch will give any defense something to ponder.
As mentioned, 50/50 balls will benefit Brady. In addition, getting feet down inbounds will give the quarterback the extra confident to test the boundaries with Brady. On the other hand, Brady can drive corners back before turning back into his route.
Brady will throw himself into blocking. He looks to crave and appreciate contact. Moreover, he will stiff-arm a defender to the ground when he has the ball. Teammates notice those characteristics.
In essence, Brady does not have the name and some of the elite traits of some 2019 prospect. However, he does feel like a Gruden Grinder die to his toughness and love of mixing it up. He will fight for every yard and embracing the battle. In Jon Gruden’s mind, he values the hard-charging fierce demeanor of players like Brady. While he may never be the number one for the Raiders, Brady will give Derek Carr a vast catch radius and effort through the play. When certain receivers quit on routes for the Raiders, Brady’s first rep with mirror his last.