It may have taken a bit longer than most expected, but Aggie defensive tackle Justin Maduibuike now has an NFL home, getting drafted by the Baltimore Ravens in the third round of the NFL Draft on Friday night.
Since I was young it has been a dream of mine to get this call. I’M EXCITED TO BE ON THE BALTIMORE @RAVENS‼️‼️@Bose #BoseHeadphones #TeamBose #NFLDraft #RavensFlock #Sponsored pic.twitter.com/TGXgf5pCC7— Justin Madubuike (@MadubuikeJustin) April 25, 2020
With the drafting of Madubuike, the Ravens have now drafted Aggies in three of the last four drafts, all of which have been linemen. They drafted offensive lineman Jermaine Eluemunor in the 5th round of the 2017 draft, and selected Madubuike’s former linemate Daylon Mack in the 4th round just one year ago.
A&M also has a bit more history with defensive lineman in Baltimore, with Aggie great Sam Adams anchoring the defensive line for the Ravens’ Super Bowl XXXV championship team.
Madubuike will also have one other friendly face in his new home, as linebacker Otaro Alaka. Alaka was signed as an undrafted free agent last season, and made the roster before a hamstring forced the team to place him on injured reserve last September.
As the draft continue beginning at 11 a.m. Satuday, a few more Aggies will hope to hear their names called, including punter Braden Mann and receivers Quartney Davis and Kendrick Rogers.