Biography: Two-year starter who led Wisconsin in tackles as a senior totaling 74/8.5/1.5. Junior numbers included 84 tackles, which also led the team.
Positives: Small, explosive linebacker who makes plays in every direction of the field. Breaks down well, fluid changing direction, and effortlessly moves to the sidelines. Plays with a degree of quickness, gets depth on pass drops, or fast up the field. Brings ball-carriers down on initial contact.
Negatives: Possesses a thin build and easily taken from the action by fullbacks. Lacks great instincts.
Analysis: McFadden has been a productive player at Wisconsin the past two years yet lacks the size/speed numbers to be anything other than a backup on the next level. He must improve his skills in coverage to find a home on a roster.
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