Hip Surgery (2019)
2017 Vs: Miami(Fl.) 2018 Vs: Iowa, Miami(Fl.) 2019 Vs: USF, Michigan State, Illinois, Iowa
Good movement ability. Solid footwork that holds up in both the run and pass. Great understanding of leverage and utilizes it to open lanes and did so for Jonathan Taylor frequently. Used more as a puller and in space later through his career. Hand usage was superb when attack for the run, forcing defenders away from the run. Competitive Toughness was fantastic as well, consistently looking for work, being around the ball, helping teammates up, and quickly putting a bad play behind him.
Lack of strength and technique starts to falter in pass protection. Leverage, hand usage, and footwork all are far more inconsistent when in pass pro. He also got fewer reps in this regard due to Wisconsin’s run-heavy offense. Could be bullied by pure strength and had some issues with pure NTs. Would still fight and claw against stronger pass rushers but his technique would severely suffer.
Tyler Biadasz was a key piece in the center of the Wisconsin offense for three seasons. Playing 41/41 games and making First-Team All-Big 10 twice, and Academic All-Big 10 twice as well, both in the 18' and 19' seasons. Jonathan Taylor was the face of this offense those years but on closer inspection, you can see him running right up the middle with a lane cleared by Biadasz quite often. This is because despite some physical limitation he was a very aware player maximizing his strengths and never playing to his weaknesses. He rarely moved defenders backward or put them on their back, but he was very often able to create a lane by leveraging himself between them and the runner and with a strong, well-placed grip the defender couldn't shed to make a tackle. He was later more often used as a blocker in-space where he was solid as well. Better at pulling at getting to seal at the corner and okay at getting to the second level. Strength could be a genuine issue. Not only could he be overpowered, especially in pass protection, but lack of dominance against less competition showed he isn't a physical force. His stock lowered in 2019 in my eyes not because he had a down season, but because he continued his status quo. The player I saw in his 2018 games looked almost the exact same as the one in 2019. His consistency, availability, and reliability are to be admired. But questions about strength, pass protection technique, and upside will lower his stock.
This is where most of his upside lies. He has good control of his body and can get to where he needs to on the field. What he lacks in strength he makes up for in agility and movement ability and relied on it to make up for his shortcomings. Isn't too bursty, but is quick, fluid, and flexible which allows him to get to the right spot effectively cutting off defenders. His change of direction isn't too needed and he's pretty solid at being where he needs to be, but occasionally flashed this ability as well. Overall a plus athlete that can be molded into a good lineman if he adds the proper strength. Tackle skillset in an interior lineman’s body.
Big Play Ability
Movement off L.O.S.
Pull & Block Outside
Adjust in Space
Use of Hands
This is where Biadasz was most productive in his time at Wisconsin. His movement ability greatly assisted his ability in the run game. He wasn't a powerful in-line blocker by any means, but he was super reliable at cutting off defenders and creating lanes with positioning and leverage. Despite the fact that he wasn't opening larger rushing holes, star RB Jonathan Taylor constantly ran up the middle by gaps created by his center. His skillset alludes to a good pulling center capable of making move blocks, which when tasked with the responsibility he did well, but wasn't given these assignments often. Overall he is a solid run blocker with questionable strength that could get him beaten early on but is very smart with the use of leverage, angles, and hand usage to keep lanes open.
Biadasz has genuine strength concerns as it wasn't in his game to bully defenders and would struggle against bull rushes and pure strength. His athleticism and technique gave him a chance but only goes so far against bigger and stronger defensive lineman. His hand usage, leverage, and quickness off of the snap also help, but ultimately he can be bullied himself versus raw strength, and furthermore by functional strength. Should his technique be compromised in anyway those faults worsen. His hand placement and grip were solid, but his punch lacked any power that would give him slight advantages.
Ability to Combat Inside Move
Very good competitor and highly productive leader of one of the best rushing attacks in college football over the last two years. What he lacks in physical ability he does make up for in intangibles, which should land him a starting chance relatively soon.
Fairly smart player at the center of the line was able to get players in place and shift the line correctly a majority of the time. Starter for multiple QBs during his career and was tasked with aligning protections.