Photo of Joe Madsen
Grade
54.0 ?
  • 5.20 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 25 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 25.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 98.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 7.60 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.83 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 6'3" Height
  • 30" Arm Length
  • 310LBS. Weight
  • 9 1/2" Hands

Overview

Madsen, who was born to Eric and Reta Madsen, is the youngest of four children. In high school, Madsen played both offensive tackle and defensive tackle. In high school, Madsen totaled 59 total tackles, including 21 solo stops, five sacks, 18 tackles for loss, and four forced fumbles. Despite his play on the defensive line, Madsen had always shown more promise on offense, as he was selected to the All-Ohio first team in his senior year, before he arrived in West Virginia.



After taking a redshirt his first year on campus, Madsen started 13 games in 2009, and 12 games in 2010. As a redshirt junior in 2011, Madsen once again logged 13 starts, and earned himself All-Big East second-team honors. He was named the team’s offensive player of the week for his performance against Maryland. Before his senior year, Madsen was named to the Rimington Trophy Watch List, which is presented to the nation’s best center. Madsen started 12 games as a senior, but was ruled academically ineligible for the team’s bowl game. He was named to the All-Big 12 second-team.

Analysis

Strengths

Possess a solid, athletic frame. Very consistent with his shotgun snap. Is quick laterally, works well in short areas. Gets to the second level. Consistent in his aiming point, stays within the defender's frame.

Weaknesses

Doesn't deliver much of a jolt on contact, soft hands. Can get pushed back by stronger defensive tackles. Struggles to re-anchor. Feet can get heavy in his pass set. Not a sound cut blocker. Will get caught watching plays.

NFL Comparison

Phil Costa

Bottom Line

Madsen has been a four-year starter for an extremely product Mountaineer offense. He has a solid build for the position, works well laterally, and can get to the second level. However, since Madsen isn't the greatest athlete, he's going to need to get stronger in order to compete at the next level.
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Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99 Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49 Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99 Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49 NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19 Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00 50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99 Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74 Chance to be in an NFL training camp
No Grade Likely needs time in developmental league.
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