Photo of Tre Madden

Combine Results

Grade
4.99 ?
  • 24 REPS
    Top Performer
Blue Star  =  Combine Top Performer

Draft Analysis:

  • 6'0" Height
  • 29 3/4" Arm Length
  • 223LBS. Weight
  • 9 3/8" Hands

Overview

With an uncle (former USC/NFL corner Daylon McCutcheon) who coaches for the New York Jets, a grandfather that scouts for the Los Angeles Rams (former star running back Lawrence McCutcheon), and a father (Curtis) that played running back at Kansas State, it's easy to see how football became a big part of Madden's life. Unfortunately, he hasn’t been able to take full advantage of his talents during his time at USC, missing the 2012 (knee) and 2014 (turf toe) seasons due to injuries and being slowed in two other seasons. He played 12 games (with one start) as a linebacker for the Trojans before coaches moved him to running back after the season. Madden tore knee ligaments during spring 2012 practices, however, postponing his debut in the backfield until 2013. He ran for 100 yards in three straight games to start that season, starting the Trojans’ first six contests, but a hamstring injury caused him to take it easy over the rest of the year (he finished with 138-703, three TD rushing; 15-201, four TD receiving). It was a similar story for Madden in 2015 (85-452, five TD rushing; 17-133, one TD receiving), as he started six games to start the year, hitting the 100-yard mark twice before another knee injury limited his carries until he had surgery after the regular season.


Pro Day Results


40-yard dash: 4.6 seconds
Short shuttle: 4.27 seconds
3-cone: 7.09 seconds
Vertical: 33 1/2 inches
Broad jump: 10 feet

Analysis

Strengths

Compact frame with good overall size and leg thickness. Former linebacker who runs with toughness and a hint of nasty. Used in short yardage spots and came through. Lowers head and leans into contact absorbing the hit and falling forward for the tough yards. Runs a reliable track trusting his blockers and making cuts off of their blocks. Willing pass blocker on third downs. Intelligent player with football character. Football runs in the family.

Weaknesses

Average athlete with hip tightness and knee issues that limit his ability to make sharp, lateral cuts to avoid defenders. Mundane burst through the hole allowing defensive linemen to get into him. Doesn't have edge speed to consistently get the corner. Can't stay healthy. Missed 2012 with a knee injury and 2014 with turf toe. Missed time in December of 2015.

Draft Projection

Round 7 or priority free agent

Bottom Line

While Madden has the size and toughness to intrigue teams, his checkered history with injuries and lack of functional athleticism are a concern. Madden is more of a "get what's blocked" type of back than a creator and might have to be a short yardage worker for now. If his medicals don't check out, it won't matter.
-Lance Zierlein
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Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-9.00 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl to All-Pro Ability
6.50-6.99 Good NFL Starter with Pro Bowl Potential
6.00-6.49 Chance to become good NFL starter
5.70-5.99 Could become early NFL starter
5.30-5.69 Backup or eventual starter
5.15-5.29 Developmental prospect or special teams potential
5.01-5.14 Back end of the roster
5.00 50/50 Chance of making the roster

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