BIO: Three-year starter and All-Conference selection who posted 40/0/1 as a senior. Junior totals included 145 tackles.
POSITIVES: Hard-hitting safety who plays with top intelligence. Reads the action, takes good angles to the play and fires up the field defending the run. Possesses a burst of closing speed, fast moving laterally and works well with cornerbacks. Fights to get off blocks and plays hard until the whistle blows.
NEGATIVES: Marginal skills in man coverage. Does not time well in the 40 and lacks general ball skills.
ANALYSIS: A sudden defender who flashes on the scene, Maddox combines football instincts with a great motor. Lacks the size to be a true strong safety yet could flourish in a zone system, which reduces his lateral assignment responsibilities. Will bring value as a special teams player.