After an excellent week at the Senior Bowl, Joshua Uche is finally starting to see his 2020 NFL Draft stock rise to the level of his talent.
Over the course of the last week, Joshua Uche has been one of the most talked-about prospects in the 2020 NFL Draft because of his killer week at the Senior Bowl. Before the week of the Senior Bowl, Uche was not getting the hype that his talent should demand, he had fans within the draft community, but not enough; however, after his stellar week it’s hard to come away and not revel at his game.
Currently, Isaiah Simmons is being regarded as the most versatile prospect on defense in his class — well deserved — but Uche has an argument for the second spot on that list. At both Michigan, and during the Senior Bowl, coaches were moving Uche all around, from edge rusher to off-ball linebacker and he found success wherever they lined him up.
It’s still unclear how the NFL views Uche; will they have him play as an off-ball linebacker or along the defensive front? He doesn’t quite have the size that the next level is looking for an edge rusher, measuring just above 6’1″, but he does have the requisite arm length and weight — 33 1/4″ arms and 241 pounds. Uche may not be a perfect prospect, but he is a talented one, with tools that pop on tape.