As we all expected, Wisconsin Football star Tyler Biadasz has declared for the NFL draft. But where do the draft experts have him going come April?
After putting together a phenomenal career with the Wisconsin Football program, as we all expected, Tyler Biadasz has declared for the 2020 NFL Draft. And he did so with a fantastic video thanking his coaches, teammates, and of course, Badger Nation.
While naturally Jonathan Taylor will garner a lot of attention with the numbers that he has put up, Biadasz was there the entire way and paved quite a few of those big holes that led to some explosive runs.
During his career, Biadasz started 41 consecutive games over three seasons, was the catalyst behind one of the Nation’s top rushing offenses, and collected plenty of honors along the way.
As a red-shirt freshman in 2017, Biadasz was voted to the Freshman All-America team. Then in 2018 he was an All-America Honorable Mention. And most notably, this year he won the Rimington Trophy – awarded to the Nation’s best center – he was an Outland Trophy finalist – which is awarded to the Nation’s best interior offensive lineman – and Biadasz was a unanimous first team All-American as well.
These awards and honors are certainly well deserved as he finished the 2018 season as Pro Football Focus’ (PFF) top graded center and in 2019 Biadasz would allow just five total pressures in pass-protection, along with receiving PFF’s third highest run-blocking grade among centers.
It’s no wonder that Biadasz will enter the 2020 draft as perhaps the best interior offensive lineman on the board. And now that the news of his departure is official, let’s take a look at where a few recent mock drafts have Biadasz ending up.
Pick 29: Tyler Biadasz – Kansas City Chiefs
“The Chiefs defense elevated their play as the season progressed, so the offseason emphasis falls even more on the offensive line unit. Biadasz steps in and starts at center from Day 1.”
Pick 25: Tyler Biadasz – Tennessee Titans
“The Titans might just have their quarterback in veteran Ryan Tannehill, but they need to surround him with as much help as possible. That starts in the trenches, where they land one of the nation’s best blockers in Biadasz, who can be an immediate starter on the inside.”
Pick 31: Tyler Biadasz – Seattle Seahawks
“Let’s be real.
The Seahawks are much more likely to take a 3rd string RB out of Jacksonville State then make a logical and expected selection here.
That being said, Seattle hasn’t been afraid to prioritize the OL early in drafts under their current regime, and Biadasz offers the type of “nasty” and “mauling presence” they typically look for from their offensive line.
With the status of Seattle’s entire interior currently up in the air for next season, adding Biadasz would provide a huge boost in strength and aggressiveness to an already physical unit.”
At this point the common theme for Biadasz among the mock drafts is that he will be a late first round selection or even still available in Round 2. However, I think as the draft process unfolds with more people watching his film and once the athletic testing takes place, Biadasz’ draft stock will rise.
Some team is going to get one heck of a football player that can start from Day 1.