Tyler Biadasz – Wisconsin – 6’3″ – 318 pounds
I really struggled with where to put Tyler Biadasz of Wisconsin on this list. Even as I’m typing this, I’m considering dropping him to number four, below Nick Harris. Here’s the thing, if you just go off his tape from last season, I should probably drop him to the bottom of this list (or off it all together). However, if you used his tape from his previous seasons, you could justify him being at or near the top of the list.
Why did he have a down final year? I really don’t know. Maybe there was an injury that we don’t know about. Maybe he just developed some bad habits that an NFL coach can fix.
If you go back and look at mock drafts from last summer, many had Biadasz as a first-round draft pick. That’s how high his stock was. He has the upside to be both an athletic center that can get out on the move and the power to move people on the inside. That’s why I’m ultimately placing him just ahead of Harris, who I don’t think will ever have the power in his game that Biadasz does.
The question for the Chiefs is if they believe that their coaches can get him to realize the potential that everyone saw in him prior to last season. If they do, he could easily be a second round pick. If they have concerns about being able to get him back on track then he could slide to the third or fourth round.
You can see in the clip below how Biadasz has the mobility to get to the outside and then the strength to take out two defenders. (Also note, the highlight is from two seasons ago.)
The Chiefs coaching staff is very well-regarded and have done a nice job of developing players with less potential than Biadasz. So I think its definitely possible they give him strong consideration in this year’s draft. Next up, a small school tackle that I believe will be a star guard in the NFL.