Josh Uche - Michigan

Height/Weight - 6'1/245

Age/Birthday - 21 Years Old, (September 18, 1998)

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

Class - Senior

Conference - Big Ten East

NFL Draft Projection - Round 4-5

College Stats -

2019 - 21 (Solos)/12 (Assists)/10.5 (TFL)/7.5 (Sacks)

2018 - 12 (Solos)/1 (Assists)/8.0 (TFL)/7.0 (Sacks)

2017 - 3 (Solos)/0 (Assists)/1.0 (TFL)/1.0 (Sacks)

2016 - 2 (Solos)/1 (Assists)/0.0 (TFL)/0.0 (Sacks)

NFL Player ComparisonJamie Collins, Dante Fowler

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

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Player Notes Pros

  • Excellent in the run game, he is very good & heavy at the point of attack 

  • Has some pop in his hips as a tackler. He also shows good hustle as a chase player

  • He has no trouble setting the edge, in the passing game he has been impactful

  • Demonstrates the athleticism to rush from both an up or down position 

  • Technique is great has good get off and has good hand placement 

  • He has some impressive swivel in his hips & has sufficient bend on the edge 

  • He implores a good bullrush and shows his power in his hips and hands 

  • Can rush from either position on 3rd down and has some schematic versatility

  • Blend of burst, length and flexibility are strong traits to develop as a pass rusher

  • Showcases good variety in his pass rush plan but his bread & butter is burst and bend

  • Flashes the ability to convert speed to power and compress the pocket

  • Hard charging linebacker, plays with outstanding effort on every rep

  • Quickness draws blockers out of their sets & Uche does a great job taking advantage

  • Success blitzing the a & b-gaps, showcasing excellent timing & ability to slip gaps 

  • Fluid in zone coverage, does well to react to backfield & work into throwing windows 

  • Has experience playing both outside the tackle & in a true off ball role  

Player Notes Cons

 

  • His skill set and athleticism suggests he should have more production in his career

  • He can be effectively neutralized by OTs who are strong & technically sound 

  • On the lighter side for exchanging power with offensive linemen in the trenches

  • Wobbly in two point stance needs to get that cleaned up so releases can be more fluid 

  • Love the versatility but he lacks a true position and hasn’t played that much football

  • When he gets body to body with offensive tackles as a pass rusher, it can be game over