Braviary's Attack is the highest of a Normal/Flying, beating out Staraptor by 3 points. While slower than Staraptor, he is also bulkier, and unlike most birds might be able to take an extra hit or two with his 100/75/75 defenses. He may not get the preferred Close Combat, but Superpower is still very helpful to deal with opposing Rocks and Steels who would otherwise stop him dead.
His power cannot be ignored, and he has a few very handy moves to do his job with. The main points that differentiate him from his birdy brethren are his bulk, access to useful stat-uppers like Claw Sharpen and Bulk Up, and more expansive movepool, with options like Shadow Claw and Rock Slide open to him.
All in all, if played to his strengths, Braviary is very useful Pokemon which will likely see a fair amount of usage in competitive Pokemon play.