Josh Uche becomes second Michigan player taken in 2020 NFL Draft as late pick in 2nd round
Michigan linebacker Josh Uche is the second Wolverine taken in the 2020 NFL Draft.
Near the end of the second round, the ex-Wolverine heard his name called by commissioner Roger Goodell. Uche is heading to the New England Patriots as he was taken with 60th pick this year.
Uche has been considered a second-round selection from most NFL Draft experts, so it wasn’t a surprise to see him taken on the second day. Many had him projected a bit earlier in Round 2, but he did sneak in just before the end of the round.
Uche had a solid final season in Ann Arbor in 2019, recording 35 tackles, 8.5 sacks, forcing two fumbles and breaking up two passes as the Wolverines went 9-4. He really improved his draft stock during Senior Bowl practices, when he demonstrated the ability to be a run stopper and to drop back into coverage.
New England seems like a perfect fit for Uche, who is a very fundamentally sound player and can make plays in the backfield.
Michigan now has two players selected in the first two rounds of the 2020 NFL Draft. Center Cesar Ruiz was selected by the New Orleans Saints in the first round on Thursday night at No. 24 overall.