With the 71st overall selection, the Baltimore Ravens selected Defensive Tackle Justin Madubuike. Madubuike was a force for Texas A&M, and he takes that quickness to Baltimore to help turn over the always-tough Raven defense.
Madubuike was a force for the Aggies. He earned the team’s Defensive Most Valuable Player award his sophmore year. Madubuike led the squad with three forced fumbles and 6.5 sacks among his 40 tackles, 10.5 for loss. He led his team with 11.5 tackles for loss and 5.5 sacks as a junior. Madubuike also intercepted a pass, broke up two others and blocked a kick in 2019. As a backup his freshman year, he recorded 20 stops, 2.5 for loss, and a forced fumble.
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What the Analysts Say
Undersized early-entry defensive tackle who lacks NFL mass but gets wins with leverage, strength and quickness. Madubuike played in front of blockers in college but is more likely to be schemed as a moving target whose quickness and athletic ability can benefit him. He’s not overly explosive off the snap, so getting on top of blockers with quickness could be the difference between surviving and thriving. Madubuike projects as a rotational one-gapping tackle with upward mobility, but the floor is a little lower, due to size and scheme limitations. – Lance Zierlien NFL Network
The only competition Madubuike will be facing in camp is with Brandon Williams and Daylon Mack. He played in a 4-2-5 in college with the Aggies and will have to convert to a 3-4 in the NFL with the Ravens.