2017 NFL DRAFT

Luther Maddy, DT

School: Virginia Tech  |  Conference: ACC
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Delray Beach, FL
Height/Weight: 6-0 / 287 lbs.
Projected Ranking
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40134-

Player Lowdown

Combine Results
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Workout Results
40 Yd 20 Yd 10 Yd 225 Bench Vertical jump Broad Shuttle 3-Cone Drill
4.96--29 ----

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Player Overview

Maddy was a three-star prospect who signed with Virginia Tech from Delray Beach, Fla./Atlantic high school in 2011. He earned a ton of playing experience for the Hokies, beginning with seven starts in 13 games as a true freshman.

Maddy made 39 more starts in Blacksburg despite missing most of the 2014 season due to a torn meniscus in his right knee. He finished his career with 175 tackles, 29.5 tackles for a loss, and 14 sacks. Maddy was named Second Team All-ACC as a senior.

STRENGTHS: An ideal three-technique candidate in a 4-3. Good quickness off the ball and makes a ton of plays behind the line of scrimmage. Also disrupts a lot and shows the ability to make plays down the line of scrimmage. Good motor and can run well for a big man.

Solid strength at the point of attack and good short-area quickness in the box. He's an above average pass rusher for an interior defensive lineman and is effective against the run. Gets off the ball well and typically plays with very good leverage. His height, or lack of it, helps in that regard.

WEAKNESSNESS: Short height-wise and can get pushed around in the power game against big, strong interior offensive linemen. This is a short-term worry. Maddy improved each year at Virginia Tech, and the same should happen in the NFL as he gets stronger in both the upper and lower body. Medical check on right knee that suffered torn meniscus in 2014 will be important.

IN OUR VIEW: This is a good player to land in today's pass-happy NFL, as Maddy is an above average interior pass rusher. Those players are really hard to come by. He is likely only suited to play in a four-man front, but there are plenty of teams running a base 4-3 scheme and every team is always looking to upgrade its pass rush. Maddy is looking like a mid-round pick.

--Jamie Newberg (1/18/16)

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12/01/2015 - 2015 ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE FIRST TEAM (MEDIA): DT Luther Maddy, Sr.-R, Virginia Tech, 60/150 Votes...Maddy, who was also an honorable mention choice last season as a defensive tackle and a third-team selection in 2013, returned to the Hokies in 2015 after an injury last year. He started in all 12 games and has 55 career games played at Tech, tying the school record. He ended the regular season with 54 tackles (16 solo), including 6.5 for loss and two sacks. The redshirt senior from Delray Beach, Florida, added three quarterback hurries, one forced fumble and a fumble recovery to his totals. - Virginia Tech Football
 

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