2020 NFL Draft Scouting Report
Justin Madubuike, DT, Texas A&M Aggies
First-year starter who made 45 tackles (11.5 for loss) with 5.5 sacks and two pass breakups as a junior in 2019. Made 40 tackles (10.5 for loss) with 5.5 sacks and two PBUs as a sophomore.
Explosive, quick three-technique tackle who is tough to stop. Fires off the snap with an explosive first step, plays with tremendous pad level and consistently gets leverage on opponents. Very effective with his hands and displays a variety of moves to get off blocks and the ability to redirect to ball carriers. Agile, moves well laterally in pursuit of the action and works hard to make plays. Holds his ground and plays the run effectively.
Lacks natural bulk and may not have much growth potential. Struggles to get off blocks and isn’t a powerful defensive tackle.
Madubuike displayed significant progress the past two seasons, and after he decided to enter the draft, he went on to have a terrific workout at the combine. He’s a three-technique tackle who can also line up at defensive end in certain three-man fronts, and he’ll be productive at the next level in the proper system.
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