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2022 NFL Draft Scouting Report: Cain Madden, OG, Marshall

Marshall offensive guard Cain Madden is one of the top prospects in the 2022 NFL Draft. Antoine Tshiyombo breaks down the film of the OG for Marshall.
  • Name: Cain Madden 
  • Position: OG 
  • Number: 62
  • High School: Minford High
  • College: Marshall 
  • Hometown: South Webster, Ohio
  • Size: 6”3 313 lbs.
  • Background: Born December 23 1996 (25 by his first year in the pros)

Was 3rd place in the Shot put high school 2nd best mark at his high school. Excelled more on the football field as he played both sides of the line. Walked on to Marshall and worked his way to a scholarship on April 2019. Was Redshirted his first year at Marshall. Saw snaps in freshman year but didn’t become a starter until an injury in his second Season boosted him into the starting lineup. Proceeded to start the last 9 games as a redshirt sophomore and hasn’t missed a start.

Personality: Does know how to cook already and understand nutrition. Lost 15 pounds during quarantine. Is big on education. Extremely mature. Nick named the Dump trunk from his teammates. He is a grinder and has had to work his way for everything. You won’t be seeing this guy at a strip mall on top of a car with his shirt off. 

Red flags: Older prospect has peaked almost like your getting a vet. 

Background Grade: 39/45

Film:

Usage/Scheme: Right Guard Run scheme lives off Outside zone. 

Pass Protection: Has light feet and can slide. Knows who to pick up. Is outstanding in helping. Has surrounded 2 sacks in his entire Career as a 2 year starter. 28/33

Pull/Stretch: Has functional mobility isn’t going to beat linebackers to the punch :

Hands: Has a hard time holding off big body’s 16/20

Technique: Has proper technique is advanced hand placement isn’t quick but polished. 19 /21

Footwork: Clean. Has it figured out at a pro level. Very strong base doesn’t leave himself open for bull rushes. Powerful pivotburies the ground underneath him and shows a strong base. Solid kick slide just meats standers but isn’t good enough to play on the outside. Drops his hips to often try to fire everything sacrificing some balance and will miss some big time blocks. 22/25

Stance: Has a Beautiful 3 point stance square in the line perfect stance. Gets off the ball on time nearly every time. 2 penalties his entire career. 5/5

Run block: gets to the second level well handles the second level. Is aggressive wants to attack. Does well coming as the help on double team. A road-grader and an Ass kicker. 27/27

Assignment awareness: has bin on point does what his assignment ask of him. Remains focused even if the guys around him are not doing there job. 14/14

Film Grade: 131 /145

Projected Athletic ability

Speed: OK 1/ 2

Strength: Above Average 2/3

Lower body explosiveness: OK 1/2

Agility: Below Average 1/3

Projected Athletic ability grade: 5/10

Final Grade: 175/200 1st Round/ Pro Bowl player

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