Measurables: 5-foot-11, 200 pounds.
2014 stats: N/A
Ross Madison is relative unknown. A first-year player out of Toledo, Madison spent his 2014 rookie season with Washington, after joining the team as a college free agent. The Denver Broncos signed him to a futures contract this past January.
Although he went undrafted last season, his 4.53 40-yard pro day dash impressed NFL scouts. He has good size and is considered to be a sure tackler. Competing as a free safety in Broncos training camp, Madison is not the quintessential ballhawk, having only intercepted two passes while in college.
The Broncos let last season’s starting free safety Rahim Moore depart in free agency and signed former Baltimore Ravens standout Darian Stewart to replace him. Stewart will begin training camp as the Broncos first-team free safety, playing next to Pro Bowler T.J. Ward.
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Madison faces an uphill battle to make the Broncos final roster. Behind Stewart and Ward, the Broncos have special teams captain David Bruton and 2012 fourth round pick Omar Bolden. The Broncos expended a seventh round pick this year on Josh Furman, but he projects more as a strong safety in the mold of Ward.
Josh Bush is also competing for a job at safety, and he showed flashes in limited reps on the active roster in 2014. Madison has the odds stacked against him, but we should never bet against those players who originate from the ranks of the undrafted.
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