Justin Madubuike - Texas A&M

Height/Weight - 6'3/293

Age/Birthday - 22 Years Old, (November 17, 1997)

Combine Results - 40-4.83, Vert-", Broad-"

Class - RS Junior

Conference - SEC West

NFL Draft Projection - Round 6-7

College Stats -

2019 - 18 (Solos)/27 (Assists)/11.5 (TFL)/5.5 (Sacks)

2018 - 18 (Solos)/22 (Assists)/10.5 (TFL)/5.5 (Sacks)

2017 - 7 (Solos)/13 (Assists)/2.5 (TFL)/0.0 (Sacks)

NFL Player ComparisonKawann Short, Christian Wilkins

Current ADP -  (Rookie Drafts),  (Start Ups)

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Player Notes Pros

  • Very exciting skill set as a gap penetrator, plays with outstanding leverage 

  • Pads are always low and he does well to maximize his functional strength

  • Times the snap well and has good quickness releasing from his stance

  • Heavy hands & technique to soften angles & play on the other side of the LOS

  • When his release, leverage and hands are right, he can be overwhelming for blockers

  • Love his push-pull move, fluid & smooth changing directions & working laterally

  • Effective twisting & stunting which accentuates his overall mobility & quickness

  • Versatility has allowed him to line up all across the defensive front for the Aggies

  • Logged consecutive seasons of at least 40 tackles, 10 TFLs & 5.5 sacks in 2018 & 2019

  • Explosive out of his stance & attacks the neutral zone with leverage & urgency

  • Flexibility throughout his frame to reduce his surface area, get through gaps & pursue

 

Player Notes Cons

 

  • Effort wavers from time to time, he’s often guilty of just taking plays off 

  • Release & leverage get sloppy & he can’t compete at the point, gets turned out his gap 

  • Needs more consistency deploying his hands to keep his pads clean.

  • Has an occasional false step out of his stance that he needs to clean up

  • There are inconsistent moments of poor effort on film & Madubuike’s play gets sloppy

  • In those instances, he false steps out of his stance, loses leverage, fails to deploy hands