For Wisconsin they have many stories like Tyler Biadasz who came to the Badgers as a three star defensive tackle recruit whose only division one scholarship offer was form the in state Badgers. But through the Badgers program he was able to develop as an offensive lineman and now is considered to be the top interior lineman in the nation. As Biadasz enters his redshirt junior year we’re going to take a look at his traits as he begins to enter into NFL Draft discussions.
What Tyler Biadasz does Well
When you think of Wisconsin offensive lineman bullying defenders with size and strength that is basically what you are getting with Tyler Biadasz and he uses his strong upper body well to defeat defenders at the point of attack. Biadasz uses his hands very well to lock into the defender and from there he is either able to anchor in and keep them at bay or even steer and turn the defender to put them in a position to seal off the block.
Tyler Biadasz’s Limitations
Whether it is in pass protection or in the run game Biadasz shows the ability to make lateral moves to reach or stay with defenders. While he is able to make these movements the longer and further he has to go laterally he can struggle. It’s not that Biadasz doesn’t have the best lateral agility he just isn’t going to be able to make certain reaches that more athletic centers can make and may limit his success if having to play in a zone heavy scheme.
Balance is also an issue for for Biadasz who ends up on the more than you would like. It not like defenders are knocking him on his back or uprooting him in the pass game, but at times at the end of his blocks Biadasz will slip off his block and end up on the ground. On one occasion against Nebraska he was moving laterally to his left to seal off the nose tackle and he got knocked down as the defender was able to keep perusing. Not something that is overly alarming but could stand to be cleaned up.
Tyler Biadasz NFL Draft Outlook
Overall Tyler Biadasz is an ultra talented center that has what it takes to be an immediate starter at center with All Pro Potential in the right system. He fits best in a man blocking scheme as he is much better attacking at the defender and winning at the point of attack. Biadasz would be able to have success in a zone scheme but he’s not a great athlete and that will limit his ability to make the big reaches like that scheme wants to do. At this point Biadasz looks like a prospect that could go in the late first but could easily fall to the early second round based on teams needs or scheme fit.