BIO: Used in a starting role since his sophomore campaign. Played in two games as a senior before tearing his knee and missing the rest of the year. Carried the ball 28/130/3 in 2003. Junior totals were 155/719/3 on the ground when he also caught eight passes. Rushing totals the prior season were 174/611/3.
POSITIVES: Efficient, hard-working ball carrier that does not stand out in any single aspect. Runs with nice lean, aggressive and puts his shoulders into defenders, falling forward when tackled to pick up the extra yardage. Patient, finds the running lanes, or weaves through the traffic and quickly gets into the open spot on the field. Displays adequate hands and solid open-field running skills.
NEGATIVES: Not quick or explosive through the hole, nor is he an elusive runner that can cut back or make defenders miss. Lacked the great playing speed even before his knee injury.
ANALYSIS: A hard-working ball carrier and coachable prospect, Madison lacks the pure size-speed numbers to be anything other than a situational back at the next level. Considered a late round pick coming into the season but the knee injury which occurred in early September will knock him out of the seven rounds.