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Texas A&M DT Justin Madubuike had planned to visit 49ers before shutdown

Apr 9, 2020 at 12:49 PM--

The San Francisco 49ers had planned to host former Texas A&M defensive tackle Justin Madubuike before pre-draft visits were shut down by the NFL amid growing concerns over the coronavirus pandemic. News of the planned visit comes from Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle.

Madubuike finished his time with the Aggies having racked up 85 tackles, 22 for a loss, 11 sacks, an interception, four passes defensed, and four forced fumbles over his final two collegiate seasons.

At the NFL Scouting Combine, the 6-foot-3 and 293-pound Madubuike had a 40-time of 4.83 seconds, completed the three-cone drill in 7.37 seconds, and 31 reps in the bench press. Other measurables for Madubuike include an arm length of 33 1/2 inches and hands that measure 9 inches.

Below is the draft profile bio on Madubuike:

Madubuike (pronounced MAD-aye-boo-kay) became a force for the Aggies as a sophomore, earning the team's Defensive Most Valuable Player award after starting 12 of 13 games played and leading the squad with three forced fumbles and 6.5 sacks among his 40 tackles, 10.5 for loss. He topped his squad with 11.5 tackles for loss and 5.5 sacks in 12 games (11 starts) as a junior; he also intercepted a pass, broke up two others and blocked a kick in 2019. He did not play in the team's bowl game, choosing to prepare for the draft. The former five-star recruit and all-state pick from McKinney, Texas played in all 13 games as a backup his freshman year, posting 20 stops, 2.5 for loss, and a forced fumble.

Lance Zierlein of, who compares Madubuike to Davon Godchaux, wrote the following about Madubuike within his scouting report:

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.

Kyle Crabbs of The Draft Network wrote the following about Madubuike within his scouting report:

Summary - Justin Madubuike projects favorably into numerous defensive fronts. Implemented as a 0-tech NT in rush situations, 3T and also as a base end, there's versatility here that makes Madubuike an appealing player in a number of different fronts. His explosiveness is best implemented in a penetration role and he shouldn't be bothered with trying to stack or two-gap blocks for his best results. There's some polish needed for consistency's sake but this is a future NFL starter up front.


Height: 6-3
Weight: 293 lbs.
Arm length: 33 1/2 inches
Hand length: 9 inches

NFL Scouting Combine

40-time: 4.83 seconds
3-cone drill: 7.37 seconds
Bench press: 31 reps

College Statistics
Year School Class G Solo Ast Tot Loss Sk
2017 Texas A&M SO 10 7 13 20 2.5 0.0
2018 Texas A&M SO 12 18 22 40 10.5 5.5
2019 Texas A&M JR 12 18 27 45 11.5 5.5
Total Texas A&M 43 62 105 24.5 11.0

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