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Washington Redskins 2014 Player Profile: Ross Madison, S

Player profile for a rookie safety with local ties

Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

Ross Madison




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College Career Stats:

Year Solo Tackles Assisted Tackles Total Tackles Forced Fumbles Interceptions
2010 5 4 9 0 0
2011 15 9 24 0 1
2012 11 13 24 1 0
2013 25 16 41 1 1
Total 56 42 98 2 2

2014 Outlook:

His chances are bleak. Madison looks to be a classic rookie body at training camp.  As buried as he is in the depth chart, most of the guys ahead of him come with their own question marks.  Camp will likely open with Ryan Clark (age) at Free Safety and Brandon Meriweather (age/injury/suspensions) at Strong Safety. Behind them are Tanard Jackson (Hasn't played in years) and Phillip Thomas (Health/inexperience).  The third wave is Bacarri Rambo and Akeem Davis, both of whom are not roster spot guarantees. So, if a rookie free agent was to get his shot, safety for the Redskins is a good position to be in.

Aside from any unfortunate injuries or abysmal play by his safety counterparts, Madison's best chance to make the roster or (more likely) the practice squad will be in special teams with kick coverage. Last year, guys like Jordan Pugh and Jose Gumbs made the final 53-man roster partly because of Phillip Thomas's injury but also because of their special teams contributions. Madison has to catch ST Coordinator Ben Kotwica's eye whenever he takes that field.

Roster Bubble:

Training Camp Player

Personal Information:

  • Madison went to Heritage High School in Leesburg, Virginia which is less than 15 minutes away from the Redskins headquarters in Ashburn, Virginia.
  • At 6'1" and 200 lbs, Madison has prototypical physical attributes. Not to mention his impressive 4.53 40-yard dash at his pro-day.
  • He may not have stepped into FedEx Field yet but he has played a game in RFK. Madison's Toledo Rockets played the Air Force Falcons in the Military Bowl at RFK Stadium in 2011.