Running Back U lives on with the signing of running back Curtis "Tre" Madden by the Seattle Seahawks as an undrafted free agent.
Once the jack-of-all-trades back early in his career at USC, Madden was hindered towards the end of collegiate career as he suffered multiple lower body injuries including a torn hamstring in 2013.
In the 20 games Madden played for the Trojans, he amassed 1,155 yards for eight touchdowns while averaging 5.5 yards per carry.
When healthy, Madden becomes one of the more intriguing prospects in this year's draft. At 6'0" and 220 lbs., Madden is a hard runner who has an arsenal of finesse moves. With a solid and rare build, his ability to follow blockers and an above average vision can earn Madden a spot in Seattle's running back rotation. Madden will have his work cut out for him, however, as the Seahawks drafted three running backs and signed another as an undrafted free agent. Counting Madden the Seahawks have brought on 5 new running backs in what should be a classic Pete Carroll style competition to replace Marshawn Lynch.
At USC's Pro Day, Madden clocked a 4.56 40-yard dash time and leaped for a 10-foot broad jump. With only those two events, Madden has shown that his injuries have not siphoned away his athleticism.
Outside of the potential, Madden does indeed have a snake bitten reputation that might eventually make a camp body for Seahawks if his body doesn't hold up over the course of an NFL career.
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