Bryan Bresee more than just an NFL Draft prospect for the Buffalo Bills

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Bresee’s immense potential was shown early in his career

Bryan Bresee was a five-star recruit out of Damascus High School in Maryland where he was a two-time first-team All-American.

Rivals describes a five-star recruit as follows:

"“A five-star prospect is considered to be one of the nation’s top 25-30 players, four star is a top 250-300 or so player, three-stars is a top 750 level player, two stars means the player is a mid-major prospect, and one star means the player is not ranked.”"

However, this description does not even begin to do Bresee justice. Rather, it barely scratches the surface of how good he was, and how much potential he has.

A well-rounded athlete, who also excelled in basketball, the biggest knock on him coming out of high school was his lack of competition. Bresee was not only the top defensive tackle recruit in the 2020 class but the top overall prospect in the high school class. That same high school class produced notable top-of-the-draft talents such as Bryce Young, C.J. Stroud, Will Anderson and Jalen Carter.

247 Sports projected him as a future Round 1 NFL Draft pick, estimating that he would go in the Top 10 overall with the upside to be the top overall pick and comparing him as a player to Ndamukong Suh. Today he is still ranked as the 18th-best high school prospect in history.