2020 Raiders Draft Prospect Profile
Name: Bradlee Anae
Position: Defensive End
School: The University of Utah
Weight: 265 pounds
During his time as a Ute, Anae saw action, rushing from the two, three, and four-point stances. He does not look comfortable without his hand on the ground. As a result, his ability to jump the snap fluctuates from play to play. At the next level, Anae needs to stay with his hand in the dirst and not rush from a standup spot.
Depending on the situation, Anae crafts his stop to the occasion. If free up the middle, he will envelop a ducking quarterback, taking care to not make helmet contact. When approaching from the side, Anae kicks out, corrals and secures the stop with gravity. From the blindside, he will attack the hand, if he has the correct level. If not, he secures the waist and stop without yards after contact.
In most cases, not possessing a dominant technique here would hurt a prospect. Yet, Anae’s handwork, from sweeps to swim, rip or spin make them his best rush trait. Quick hands net sacks. Anae fits technique with excellent work to quickly win and stay relatively clean. On the negative side, Anae will need to clean up his footwork and not heavy leg certain techniques. That is to say that his spin will appear occasionally robotic.
Arden Key enters his third year without a role, any discernable improvement or urgency. Yet, that last word requires introspection. Key enters a completely different defensive line. New coordinator, new star teammate, etc. Some of his fellow draft classmates began to carve out solid careers. Now, Bradlee Anae would, based on hustle, leapfrog Key and probably secure a job on the 2020 incarnation of the Raiders
The Las Vegas Raiders lack crucial edge depth. Without fail, the organization continues failing when stocking the roster with young, developmental talent. That trend needs to absolute change this year. On the field, Anae’s game brings depth and presence to the group. Granted, he’s not getting drafted to supplant Maxx Crosby or even Clelin Ferrell. Rod Marinelli will absolutely love mentoring Anae. First, as cliche as this sounds, the motor delights people. Anae appears coachable. Marinelli can shape him into the type of versatile, technique-driven rusher that will allow the front four to dominate.