SEC programs rarely spend time recruiting in Wyoming, but Bryan - or "Wyoming Wildman" as his Gator teammates call him - had the raw talent in high school to attract teams like Florida to the rural plains of Casper, Wyoming. The son of a Navy SEAL, Bryan was a standout offensive tackle and defensive tackle at Natrona County, leading the team to consecutive state championships as a junior and senior.
The Gators lured him to Gainesville, where he redshirted and spent the next two seasons as a reserve. Taking over for Caleb Brantley, Bryan impressed with 37 tackles, 6.0 tackles for loss and 4.0 sacks as a first-year starter in 2017, drawing enough attention from NFL scouts that he left college early for the pros.
The Florida roster is full of top-tier athletes, but at 291 pounds, Bryan might have been the most impressive athlete in that locker room. He plays loose, with the lower-body explosion to surge off the ball and penetrate gaps. Bryan, who grew up working with his father's construction business, has skilled hands to snatch blockers at the point of attack, disposing of them when he uses proper push-pull technique.
While the highlights make you sit up in your seat, Bryan is also undeveloped in areas, most notably his subpar mechanics, relying on his natural gifts to get the job done. And while he loves to shoot gaps, he tends to do so at the expense of the run game, leaving gaping holes for runners to advance to the second level. Production isn't always not an accurate indicator of on-field traits, but with Bryan, his 10.5 career tackles for loss illustrates that while supremely talented, he is also still developing. Nonetheless, teams want to work with his traits, possibly as early as the top 25.
--Field Level Media