Bradford burst onto the scene as a freshman in 2003, hauling in 37 passes for 587 yards and three touchdowns. Big things were expected the following year, but his numbers stayed pretty much the same. He finished the year with 34 passes for 482 yards and a touchdown. As a junior, he had career highs with 37 grabs for 609 yards and six touchdowns. He got off to a hot start last year, in what was expected to be his final collegiate season, catching ten passes for 111 yards and a touchdown before a foot injury sidelined him for the rest of the season. He was granted a medical redshirt and returns for a fifth season this year. He made the most of it, having a career year this season. He hauled in 51 passes for 642 yards and three touchdowns on the year.
Bradford is a nice sized receiver that will do whatever it takes to grab the football. He is willing to go over the middle and take a hit while holding on to the ball. In the red zone, he has the body control and awareness to go up and get the ball. He displays excellent hands and works hard to get open.
Stanford has been down for the past few seasons, and Bradford has not had a whole lot of talent around him. He has not produced on as high a level as his combination of skills suggest he should. He also lacks blazing speed to project to the next level, which may limit his upside in the NFL.
Bradford has the talent to play in the NFL. He had a solid season, but he needed good workouts to improve his stock. He ran a poor 40 at the combine, clocking a 4.68. He plays faster than that, but that time hurts him and he is looking like a late round selection.