Vikings 2023 NFL draft scouting report: Clemson DT Bryan Bresee
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5-Star recruit per 247 Sports
18th-ranked recruit of all-time
Stats: 51 tackles, 28 solo, 15.0 tackles for loss, 9.0 sacks, 4 passes defended, 1 forced fumble
Games watched: Georgia 2021, Georgia Tech 2022, Notre Dame 2022, Florida State 2022
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Bresee is a monster in the middle. For a player his size, the explosive first step he possesses is special. It helps him get through the offensive line quickly and eficiently. It’s incredibly evident when he’s rushing the passer.
He doesn’t have the longest arms in the world at 32 1/2″, but he uses it well and gets into the chest of the offensive linemen quickly. When he does get into the chest, Bresee is powerful. He knocks blockers off balance with powerful hands.
Bresee shows the ability to both one and two-gap. He holds blockers well and doesn’t get moved off of his spot.
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Bresee right now is all potential. He flashes an incredible strength and athleticism profile, but hasn’t come close to refining it yet. His pass rush plan needs refining and once he does, he can take off.
His heigh is somewhat worrisome. He plays a little bit too high and loses the leverage battle too often.
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Pass Rush Moves
85.1/100 First Round
Bresee is going to be someone that needs time to develop into a star player, but the path is easily there. I would prefer him in an odd front as a 5T/4i and slide inside to 3T on pass rushing downs.
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