NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WNCN) – N.C. State center Garrett Bradbury was drafted 18th overall by the Minnesota Vikings.
The Charlotte native was awarded the Rimington Trophy as the top center in college football and named to the AP All-American first team following his senior year.
Bradbury signed with N.C. State as a 250-pound tight end. He moved to offensive guard as a redshirt sophomore.
As a redshirt junior, he became a center where he was named first-team All-ACC choice by the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association and won honorable mention honors on the official league team.
Bradbury’s draft stock rose sharply during the 2018 season. He quickly became the top center prospect and projected first round pick.
Bradbury will be one of six Wolfpack players expected to be picked during the 2019 NFL Draft.
Receiver Kelvin Harmon, linebacker Germaine Pratt, quarterback Ryan Finley, receiver Jakobi Meyers and tackle Tyler Jones are all projected to be drafted.
In 2018, N.C. State defensive end Bradley Chubb was selected No. 5 overall by the Denver Broncos.