Brad Madison: 5 Things You Need to Know About Former Missouri DE

Chris TrapassoAnalyst IApril 27, 2013

Brad Madison: 5 Things You Need to Know About Former Missouri DE

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    Brad Madison is an underrated defensive lineman who was hampered by injuries at Missouri after a promising start to his career in 2010. 

    He has decent size to play on the defensive line in the NFL, but he'll likely have to make it as a special teamer at the start of his career. 

    Here are five things you need to know about him.

Background

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    Hometown: Bethany, Missouri

    High School: South Harrison

    Major: Health Studies

    Year: r-Senior

     

    Coming out of high school, per MUTigers.com

    Despite missing about half of his senior season due to an injured foot, still ranked as the No. 12 player overall (any position) in the state of Missouri, as well as the nation's No. 54 offensive guard, according to Rivals. 

     

     

     

Statistics

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    2010: 32 tackles, 7.5 sacks and two forced fumbles

    2011: 25 tackles, 4.5 sacks and one interception

    2012: 18 tackles, 4.0 sacks and on forced fumble

     

    Madison dealt with injuries in 2011 and 2012 that hampered his production after a promising start to his collegiate career. He suffered a shoulder injury in Missouri's 2012 bowl game.

Draft Process

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    Measurables

    Height: 6'4''

    Weight: 265 lbs

     

    NFL Scouting Combine

    Madison was not invited to the NFL Scouting Combine.

     

    Pro Day Results

    40-yard dash: 4.81

    Bench: 22 reps

    Vertical jump: 30.5''

    Broad jump: 9'3''

    20-yard shuttle: 4.53

     

    It will be interesting to see how Madison checks out medically and if it'll affect his opportunity to prove himself at the NFL ranks. 

Interesting Facts

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    He actually worked on the offensive line scout team in 2008 as a freshman and was flipped to the defensive line in 2009. 

Observations

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    This from NFL.com's draft profile of Madison: "challenges tackles both inside and outside with strength and a fair get-off for his size. Flashes a spin move off initial contact, maintains balance to chase down the quarterback."

    Also, they listed his weaknesses as: "not elite in any particular area of his game, will have a tougher time beating NFL tackles off the snap and containing plays on the edge. Does not get off blocks consistently enough. Lacks short-area agility to grab mobile quarterbacks or running backs running by him as he heads upfield."