EDGE Bralen Trice
Bralen Trice is the front-runner to be the first Washington player taken in the 2024 NFL Draft. Heck, there are even a few out there that had Trice with a first-round grade if he had declared in 2023. One of those people? You guessed it; it’s me!
The reason I am so intrigued by Trice as a pro prospect is his hand usage when rushing the passer. Too often, younger pass rushers struggle efficiently using their hands, but that is not the case here. Trice’s hands are powerful, and he uses them to get off blocks easily while fighting off stronger assignments.
His arms are long and useful when working toward the backfield. Trice mixes in power and finesse moves, always keeping his opponent off balance in pass protection. Impressively, Trice never gives up on a rep. His motor is relentless, and his secondary moves are effective after his initial attack is stunted.
Trice is athletic but isn’t the best directional athlete in the world. He can hold his own laterally, but issues arise in the run game when he is forced to change direction and pursue a ball carrier. The Husky standout must sharpen his run game prowess, but strictly from his pass rushing alone, Trice is a near-lock for Day 1 of the 2024 NFL Draft.