Paul Madsen played offensive tackle at Colorado State but projects as an interior player in the NFL. He was a multiple year starter and arguably one of the most talented players for the Rams the past couple of years.
He’s got good feet for an interior playing showing off the ability to get outside on a pull or screen pass. He has good size for playing inside, which at times was a liability when playing outside. He does a good job staying low and playing with leverage. He was very good in college anchoring v. the bull rush. He has the necessary strength to hold big defenders at bay and could be asset helping to double team the zero gap NT’s the Bills will see in the AFC East.
Madsen being a converted OT does raise some issues, specifically about how he’ll handle the new blocking role and assignments he’ll have to take on as an OG. People often think it’s an easy transition to move from outside to inside but that’s not always the case. Madsen will have to work on maintaining a better balance when blocking, he’s able to be rocked out of his stance on initial contact sometimes. Finally Madsen will need to maintain a good knee bend and not get caught bending at the waist and lunging at targets like the LB and SAF coming up the gut on a blitz.
Madsen has a serious chance to make this roster if he can show that his transition will be seamless. The Bills added two OT’s in the draft but nobody to play in the interior and depth was a big issue last year. The question will be whether Madson can beat out David Snow for one of the final roster spots.
Measurements: 6044, 312 lbs.
Testing: 1.84 10 Yd, 3.01 20 Yd, 5.25 40, 24 Bench, 27 ½” Vertical, 8’04” Broad, 4.96 Shuttle, 7.91 3 Cone