Mady and his Butler County Community College teammates couldn’t finish off a championship season in 2010 despite going into the game as the undefeated, top-ranked favorite. And somehow he slipped to FCS Youngstown State instead of joining a major college program as a two-year starter and all-league pick at Butler. But NFL scouts aren’t overlooking his athleticism and sturdy build, which makes him a potential starter in a zone system at the next level.
The All-Topeka pick as a senior center, Mady stepped into the lineup for the Butler Grizzlies for the final six games at right tackle. In that somewhat bittersweet sophomore year where he helped his team get to the national title game, Mady started all 12 games at right guard. He moved over to the left side for his first year in Youngstown, starting every game inside and not allowing a sack or pressure the entire year. As a senior, Mady started in all 11 games.
Natural athlete with the bend and footwork to mirror in pass protection, often uncovered because defenders want to take on other linemen. Quick hands get into his man and keeps them at bay, flashes a strong punch to knock back defenders. Good mobility to be effective to run-block in a zone system, keeps his bend while engaged to move a target with leverage. Also capable of reaching and negating second-level targets, as well as pulling outside and trapping inside.
Not a dominating player off the snap with pure size or strength, both on the line and in space. His anchor is usually adequate against FCS opponents, but NFL veterans may bull him backwards unless he consistently keeps his pads low. Height and length are both question marks. Drops his head off the snap at times, losing his balance and failing to see what he’s hitting. Ends up on the ground too often. Could crank up the intensity when helping out linemates, will stand around instead of unleashing his strength on a double.
A junior college transfer helped Butler County to the 2010 national championship game and then excelled at the FCS level, Mady still has the physical tools to develop into a starter at the next level down the line. Teams relying primarily in zone-blocking schemes will value him as a mid-to-late round pick.
Future Hall of Famer
A once-in-a-generation type prospect who could change how his position is played
An impact player with the ability/intangibles to become a Pro Bowl player. Expect to start immediately except in a unique situation (i.e. behind a veteran starter).
A quality player who will contribute to the team early on and is expected to develop into a starter. A reliable player who brings value to the position.
A prospect with the ability to make team as a backup/role player. Needs to be a special teams contributor at applicable positions. Players in the high range of this category might have long-term potential.
A player with solid measurables, intangibles, college achievements, or a developing skill that warrants an opportunity in an NFL camp. In the right situation, he could earn a place on a 53-man roster, but most likely will be a practice squad player or a camp body.