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NFL Draft 2020: OL Tyler Biadasz scouting report

The three year starter at center will head to the NFL after an impressive career with the Badgers.

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Tyler Biadasz nearly found his way onto the field as a redshirt freshman player at Wisconsin, and it was a sign of things to come for the talented offensive lineman. Biadasz started for three years for the Badgers at center, and helped pave the way for the most prolific three year rusher in NCAA history. Biadasz, along with future NFL linemen Michael Deiter, Beau Benzschawel, and David Edwards, were a part of one of the most impressive offensive lines in the country.

In 2019, Biadasz returned after spurning the NFL following the 2018 football season. After being thought of as a potential first-round pick, Biadasz took a step back with his play last season. While this hasn’t been confirmed by Biadasz, it’s been rumored/understood that he was playing banged up in 2019 and wasn’t healthy. Paul Alexander, a former NFL offensive line coach, said on Twitter that Biadasz wasn’t healthy. He still had a good season, but not up to the standard he set in 2017-2018.

Height: 6’4”
Weight: 314 pounds
40-yard dash: N/A
Vertical jump: N/A
Broad jump: N/A
Short shuttle: N/A
Three-cone drill: N/A
Bench press: N/A

*Biadasz did not test at the NFL Combine nor UW’s Pro Day on March 11th

Strengths: Biadasz is a three year starter at Wisconsin, with all three years at center. Has the football IQ to make all of the calls, is praised by his teammates for his awareness and savvy. Good strong base, thick legs to drive block opponents. Able to generate movement off of the line of scrimmage, displacing the defensive lineman. Above average athletically, able to get out in space and effectively navigate traffic. Shows the ability to latch on and mirror in pass protection.

Weaknesses: Has been dinged up a bit the past two years, played hurt in 2019. Offseason surgery led to a lack of core strength in 2019, leading to him falling off of blocks he didn’t in his first two years as a starter. Hasn’t missed a start, but clearly injuries affected his play this past season.

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Summary: If he’s able to return to form, Biadasz is a day one starting center in the NFL with the ability to start for a decade and anchor an offensive line. He has the baseline ability as a pass protector to be adequate while continuing to develop, while using his experience in a run heavy offense to immediately be an above average run blocker at the position.

His football intelligence and experience recognizing defensive fronts will quickly endear him to his quarterback, creating an effective battery between the two. If he can stay healthy, Biadasz can, in my mind, be a top ten center in the NFL.

Ideal Scheme Fit: Zone based blocking scheme with consistent play action.

Projected Round: 2nd-3rd