Joshua Uche

EDGE, Michigan

  • Conf Big Ten - East
  • Jersey #6
  • Class Senior
  • HT 6'2"
  • DOB 09/18/1998
  • WT 250 lbs


    PROS: Wicked quick and bendy outside rusher with the potential of a top riser in this upcoming draft class. Situational rusher in 2018 who won on long runways, often from a two-point stance and on twists and stunts. Flashes the ability to flip his hips on the top of the arc and has a strong first step to immediately challenge tackle depth. Incorporates a two-handed swipe to keep outside shoulder clear and present a soft edge to the quarterback. Bend around the edge is silly stupid at times -- ankles are ball-in-socket joints and knees work at austere angles. Has the length and strength to finish at bad angles, turning pressures into sacks. Inside counters present with an off-speed pitch when tackles over-set -- has the quickness to dart into the B-gap at will.

    CONS: Situational player stepping into his first role as a starter. Power rush isn't much present and upper body seems underdeveloped -- could stand for more mass, and has the length to carry it. Desperate to stay on the high side at times, taking massive loops around the outside edge track and failing to play physical, which takes him straight out of the play. Shaky tackler who's often out of control and needs to pay with better situational awareness, especially in run defense as an EMLOS.

    Updated: 07/28/19