Justin Madubuike NFL Draft 2020: Scouting Report for Baltimore Ravens' Pick

Matt Miller@nfldraftscoutNFL Draft Lead WriterApril 25, 2020

Texas A&M defensive lineman Justin Madubuike (52) brings down Mississippi State running back Kylin Hill (8) after a short gain during the first quarter of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019, in College Station, Texas. (AP Photo/Sam Craft)
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DL Justin Madubuike, Texas A&M

   

STRENGTHS

—Positional versatility to move to different techniques and fronts; has played nose, 3-tech, edge and even standing up. 

—Workout warrior with a blazing 4.83-second 40 time at 293 lbs and 31 bench-press reps.  

—Had 11 sacks in his last two seasons at A&M. 

—Able to win with speed or power rushing in the passing game. 

—Played well against mobile quarterbacks; can contain edge and mirror movements. 

   

WEAKNESSES

—Ideally would weigh more than 300 lbs, but plays with good strength. 

—Can take plays off or not play with the same drive every snap. 

—Doesn't have the same want-to against the run as he does against the pass. 

   

OVERALL

An eye-opening athlete with big-time potential as a gap-splitting defensive tackle, Madubuike shines when it comes to penetration and could be an early starter, especially on passing downs. He'll have to get stronger and slightly bigger to become an every-down asset, but the arrow is pointing up.

   

GRADE: 82

PRO COMPARISON: Geno Atkins/Sheldon Richardson

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