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Jets select...Andre Maddox
S | (6'0", 205, 4.53) | NORTH CAROLINA ST
Strengths: Has adequate size and good strength. Has adequate straight-line speed. Has decent range in zone coverage. Can hold up underneath and is an intimidating presence that makes some of his biggest hits in coverage. He times his hits in coverage well. Is at his best versus the run. Will fill extremely hard from the high-point. Also is very comfortable near the LOS. Uses his hands well to get through traffic. Is instinctive and has a great nose for the ball. Takes excellent angles and is one of the better open-field tacklers in the '05 draft class.
Weaknesses: Lacks athletic ability. Not a playmaker in the passing game and is limited in terms of matching up in coverage. Has just decent range in zone coverage and will always need to be protected in that area. Is adequate against some tight ends one-on-one but will struggle to turn and run with some of the faster and more athletic ones in the NFL. Lacks ideal size for an "in the box" safety and might have trouble holding up near the LOS on a consistent basis in the NFL.
Overall: Maddox has been a starter since his sophomore season in 2002 after playing as a reserve in his '01 true freshman season. He led his team with 129 tackles as a junior in '03 and also had 9.5 TFL, two sacks and six PBU. As a senior in 2004, Maddox missed one game due to injury and finished with 40 total tackles, three TFL, two sacks and one PBU in 10 games played. Maddox played the "rover" position in college and is a SS prospect for the NFL. He has better straight-line speed than most expected but his lack of quick-twitch athleticism and fluid hips make him a liability in man-coverage and limits his range somewhat in zone coverage. He has never been much of a playmaker in coverage and, at 205 pounds, he's undersized as an "in the box" safety in the NFL. Simply put; Maddox was a better college performer than NFL prospect. Maddox did, however, have a better combine workout than expected and his stock is improving, as a result. He also is a tough, instinctive and aggressive run stopper with the right mentality and tackling skills to contribute on special teams. As a result, Maddox grades out as an early Day 2 prospect.
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Andre Maddox, SS, North Carolina State
Height: 6:00.6 Weight: 205
Overview: The mainstay of the Wolfpack secondary, Maddox battled hamstring problems throughout his senior year, but still was a strong candidate for Thorpe and Lott Award honors. Even though he missed one game and parts of several others, his value to the team was evident when he was honored with team co-MVP honors in 2004. A two-time All-Dade County selection at Miami's Killian High School, Maddox also earned second-team All-State accolades as a senior. He made 120 tackles and five interceptions his final season and was credited with 121 tackles and three interceptions during his junior year. His high school teammates, Pat Thomas, Stephen Tulloch and Miguel Scott, were all members of a defensive unit called "Killian Killer Kats" and all joined Maddox as members of the North Carolina State defense upon graduation. Maddox saw limited action in every game as a freshman with the Wolfpack, totaling 13 tackles (7 solos). He took over strong safety duties the following season, finishing second on the squad with 126 tackles (94 solos), including four sacks and five stops for losses in 2002. He was an All-Atlantic Coast Conference first-team selection as a junior, as he ranked fifth in the ACC and 22nd in the nation with an average of 11.2 tackles per game. He led the Pack with a career-high 145 tackles (113 solos) in 2003, adding two sacks, ten stops behind the line of scrimmage and six pass break-ups. After starting every game the previous two years, Maddox had that string snapped in the 2004 season opener, as a hamstring injury would force him to miss the Richmond contest. He would injure his other hamstring vs. Wake Forest, but still managed to start nine of ten games. Maddox finished his senior season with 57 tackles (35 solos), two sacks and four pass deflections. In 47 games for the Wolfpack, Maddox collected 341 tackles (249 solos) while participating in 2,430 plays. He had eight sacks for minus-62 yards and 18 stops for losses of 69 yards. He also deflected 17 passes, caused a fumble and recovered another. His 341 tackles rank ninth on the school's all-time record list.
Analysis: Positives...Has adequate muscle definition and body mass...Tough, physical player who has very good tackle production...At his best close to the line of scrimmage, as he does a very good job of attacking, showing the instincts and willingness to run and fill the hole... Has only adequate quickness, but can hold up underneath and fills the rush lanes with power and force from the high point...Gets a good break on passes in front of him...Will deliver a blow on contact and shows good effort to run to the ball when working in space...Has some speed to chase down a play when beaten... In pass coverage, he will initiate contact and look to lock on with quicker players...Has some mirror ability and is quick to read the route...Plays with a burst on the blitz and is always looking to strike... Stays low in his pads when tackling, showing proper hand usage to wrap and secure... Very effective stringing plays out and locating the ball when working through trash...Has a great work ethic and plays with intensity.
Negatives...Marginal in man coverage, as he appears too stiff in his hips to get depth in his backpedal and takes some false steps in transition...Does not have the catch-up speed to get back into the play when beaten...Does not have the range to play the deep zone and struggles to keep a relationship with receivers on deep routes...Does not have the hands needed to secure the interception, as he is prone to letting the ball absorb into his body...Has good leaping ability, but does a poor job of timing his jumps to compete for the ball in the air.
Agility tests: 4.67 in the 40-yard dash...Fourth-strongest player on the 2002 squad on a pound-for-pound basis with a 4.71 strength index...365-pound bench press...445-pound squat...300-pound power clean...36-inch vertical jump...10'2" broad jump...31 -inch arm length...9-inch hands...Right-handed...17/33 Wonderlic score.
High school: Attended Killian (Miami, Fla.) High School, playing football for coach Sam Miller...Two-time All-Dade County selection and also earned All-State accolades as a senior...Recorded 120 tackles and five interceptions as a senior and 121 tackles and three interceptions during his junior season...High school teammate of Wolfpack players Pat Thomas, Stephen Tulloch and Miguel Scott -- they were members of the "Killian Killer Kat" defense.
Personal: Mass Communications major...Born 10/08/82...Resides in Miami, Florida.
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