Tyler Biadasz

IOL, Wisconsin

  • Conf Big Ten - West
  • Jersey #61
  • Class RS Junior
  • HT 6'3"
  • DOB --
  • WT 321 lbs
ANALYST'S REPORTS

Reid

Crabbs

Marino

Harris

    Background: Nicknamed “Tyler Badass”, Biadasz grew up on his grandfather’s farm in his hometown of Amherst, Wisconsin. The land spanned over 1,000 acres and possessed almost 900 head of cattle. A large landscape and one that he cherishes because it’s where his father and uncles spent most of their time growing up during their childhood. Feeding the farm animals, milking cows, and stacking hay are memories that he cherishes because it taught him how to have a hard work ethic.

    A former three-year varsity starter at Amherst High School, Biadasz also participated in baseball and basketball. He played both ways on the offensive and defensive lines, but his biggest contributions came as a terrorizing interior defender. An all-state selection as a senior, he was a notable three-star prospect.

    Signing with the Badgers, he was quickly thrown into the action following his redshirt season (2016). Starting all 14 games at center, he swiftly became the heart and soul of the offensive front. A Freshman All-American and third-team All-Big Ten selection, Biadasz carried that momentum over into his sophomore year where he again started every game of the season. As a 13-game starter and an eventual first-team All-Big Ten selection, he was the centerpiece of a unit that helped pave the way for the 2018 Doak Walker Award winner in running back Jonathan Taylor, who finished with a nation-leading 2,194 rushing yards.

    Many thought that he would declare following his third season, but after playing through a hip injury, it eventually resulted in surgery. Biadasz capped off his three-year Badgers career by starting in all 13 games and winning the Rimington Award – the first in program history. The illustrious award is given to the nation’s top center. At the NFL Combine, Biadasz revealed that he had arthroscopic surgery on the AC joint in his shoulder after the season.

    Scheme Fit: Man/Gap Blocking

    Round Projection: 4th-Round

    Positives (+)

    Attitude: Heart and soul of one of the best offensive fronts in the country (2017 and 2018). He takes pride in executing assignments and completing tasks successfully. Shows nastiness and is a leader that was able to galvanize an entire group. Loves the process of battles. Fights and strains during every second of plays and displays the want to of playing through the conclusion of plays. 

    Core Strength/Power: Biadasz is extremely powerful at the point of attack. He does an adequate job of maintaining inside leverage in order to steer defenders in directions that he wants to take them. When getting to his landmarks, he’s able to create larger running lanes for ball carriers. Contains a filled out frame in all portions, which is put to good use. Country strength is an easy term to use to describe how overbearing his natural power can be for interior defenders. When able to firmly grip and latch on, Biadasz makes it difficult for rushers to disengage from him. Punch timing and locations remained consistent and enables many winning reps. 

    Anchor: Thick base and lower half allowed him to sit-down and impede the process of rushes from interior defenders. He executes lots of forward lean in order to absorb the pending contact and engulf the rusher. An extremely thick lower half helps him stymie bull rush attempts. 

    Negatives (–)

    High Finishes/Length: Biadasz isn’t a lineman that will consistently end plays by burying the opposition in the turf, but he could have had plenty of more knockdowns if not for his rising pad level. He fires out with a low stance, but when straining, his pad level swells as a result. Being at the epicenter of the operation allows him to get a beat on the snap and take advantage of knowing when the action will start. When the opposition is able to match his tempo, his lack of length can become apparent. Well above average at repositioning his hands and working back inside, but there are times when longer armed defenders present issues for him.

    Inconsistent Base: He has a propensity of mixing up his approaches when blocking certain techniques. These various techniques lead to a mixture of different postures and stances with his lower half. His base can often get too wide, while other times, it will be too narrow. This reason is why he finishes some plays on his knees or completely falling off balance by landing on the ground. During his final season, his platforms were uneven and he routinely tumbled after contact, which is a trait that didn’t happen nearly as often earlier in his career.

    Limited Athleticism: He played in an offense that requires much of their damage to be done in the box. A part of a heavy run-oriented attack, but when running screens or when he’s required to attack the perimeter to execute certain blocks, there’s a bit of a delay involved. He can’t be consistently relied upon to be able to execute blocks on the move outside of the box. Active second and third level defenders scraping over the top have had success against him.

    Projection

    A starter of 41 straight games, Biadasz proved to be one of the best interior offensive lineman to come through the Badgers program in recent memory. A program that’s rich in offensive line talent, he racked up tons of accolades that will forever etch his career in stone. A career played strictly at center, he remained the heart of the offense throughout his three seasons with the team. While the awards stacked up during his final season, there is a widely speculated belief that he took a bit of a step back following hip surgery. His functional strength and balance were average and he didn’t look nearly as crisp as his pre-injury form. Biadasz’s medicals will vary amongst teams, but he still remains a late Day 2 or early Day 3 option for man/gap based blocking scheme teams.

    Updated: 3/13/20