The Eagles have been able to find copper, silver and gold (in the case of Jason Kelce) on Day 3 of the draft on an annual basis. Howie Roseman has been quite productive when it comes to selecting late-round talent. Say what you will about Kurt Coleman, Bryce Brown and Stanley Havili, but those guys have lasted in the league longer than anyone expected. That is why this week we will be looking at some late-round talent that Roseman could pluck on the final day of draft. We will start with Syracuse defensive lineman Jay Bromley.
A New York Post All-City first team selection, Bromley stayed local and committed to Syracuse in 2010. He played in 12 games as a true freshman and collected eight tackles. As a sophomore, Bromley played in 12 games (10 starts) and produced 32 tackles and 1.5 sacks.
During his junior season, Bromley appeared in 13 games (10 starts) and collected 37 tackles and 2.5 sacks. Bromley took a major leap as a senior after he was named team captain. He was named an All-ACC third team selection after starting all 13 games and adding 38 tackles (14.5 for loss) and 10 sacks.
Weight: 306 lbs
Arm Length: 33 1/2"
Hands: 9 1/4"
40: 5.06 seconds
Bench: 26 reps
Vertical Jump: 33.5 inches
Broad Jump; 106.0 inches
3 Cone: 7.92 seconds
Shuttle: 4.78 seconds
Bromley has a quick first step and accelerates through blocks. He has very good burst and can take on double teams with success. He closes well as a tackler and gives quality effort. He was used all along the line in college. He is stout against the run and finds a way to create pressure against the pass.
He is very stiff in the hips and runs upright. He lacks length and needs to add strength. He is not particularly strong against the run and can be moved by stronger linemen. He needs to be more consistent with getting a lower pad level. He does not use his hands well.
The Eagles are likely set as far as starters go on the defensive line, but depth is worth upgrading. Bromley is likely a fifth to seventh round pick in May and the Eagles could probably add him with little risk. Bromley would make an interesting five-technique and could possibly rotate at nose tackle if he gains a big more strength. Chip Kelly seems to like high character guys and Bromley is a former team captain and four-year player.