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Josh Uche | 55

OB | Michigan | New England Patriots
Ht: 6012 / 6' 01" | Wt: 245 | Upd: 04/26/2021

Vitals

Birth Date: 09/18/1998
Age: 23
Original Team: NE
NFL Entry: 20 02 060
NFL Exp: 2
Depth Chart Key: 20/2
Team History: NE

Player History

05/20 NE D/C signed
09/20 NE IR 3
10/20 NE IR/DFR 7
10/20 NE activated 7
12/20 NE IR 17

Ourlads' Profile:

2020 Guide: What Ourlads' Scouting Services said about JOSH UCHE: Michigan, 6012 245 4.75. Junior entry, one-year starter, Miami, FL. Second-team All-Big 10 in 2019. Has been a situational edge rusher for most of his career, but last fall cracked the starting lineup working as both a defensive end and off-the ball linebacker. Undersized for a full time defensive end he has flashed off the ball ability showing lateral movement and inside blitz skill. As an edge defender has a quick first step and gets into blockers pads with a quick punch and separation. Plays at a consistent low pad level. Gets leverage on a tight end versus perimeter runs and has range to pursue. Solid change of direction with ability to make plays in space. Powerful strike tackling - bends his knees and finishes. As pass rusher is relentless in effort with a variety of moves. Can get around the corner or bull rush into an inside or outside move. Shows aptitude for coverage as he can get into drops and flip his hips to get into the throwing lane. Can stay with a back on a wheel route in man coverage from the edge. Off the ball struggles with inside reads and fits. Shows aptitude but lacks consistency and often takes false steps and hesitates processing blocking schemes. Limited coverage experience with only a few pass drops a game. Lacks an inside linebacker’s instincts at this point. He is a tweener between off the ball linebacker and situational rusher. Shows promise at linebacker and that may be where he ends up. A team may look to develop him at linebacker while using him as a third down pass rusher. Has flashed skills in all areas. Senior Bowl notes: Was impressive both as an off the ball linebacker and edge rusher. Flashed instincts and fit ability in the box along with solid pass drops and reactions. Had a great game rushing the passer with quickness at the snap and a closing burst. 2019 stats: 35 T, 11.5 TFL, 8.5 sacks, 2 PBU, 8 QBH, 2 FF. Medical exclusion at Combine. Third/fourth round. (A-33 5/8, H-9 1/2, BP-18, SS-DNP).