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Former Michigan DE/LB Josh Uche, the 60th overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, has signed a four-year deal with the New England Patriots.
Uche was a two-year starter for the Wolverines, recording a combined 15.5 sacks in 2018 and 2019. He’s been dubbed as a guy who works really hard on his craft and is constantly learning and taking in information. He’s a prototypical Belichick-type guy and could see some action at both the inside and outside linebacker positions with the Patriots this season.
The New England Patriots have selected defensive end Josh Uche with the No. 60 overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft after acquiring the pick from the Baltimore Ravens.
The Patriots address a position of need by trading up to pick No. 60 overall to select Uche out of Michigan. At 6’1” 245 lbs., he’s a versatile pass rusher who can also drop back into coverage. What some consider to be a Kyle Van Noy clone, Uche will join a New England team that is rebuilding on the defensive side of the ball. Uche should produce in Belichick’s defense right away.