2020 NFL Combine: Outside Linebacker Prospects, Invites, What To Watch For

2020 NFL Combine: Outside Linebacker Prospects, Invites, What To Watch For

2020 NFL Draft

2020 NFL Combine: Outside Linebacker Prospects, Invites, What To Watch For

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5. Josh Uche, Michigan 6-1, 241 (EDGE) (3)

Why He’s Here On The List: An interesting mix of skills, he’s not tall enough, and he’s not really a true outside linebacker who’ll get in on 140 tackles at the next level, but he has a burst as a dangerous pass rushing prospect. He might be a tweener of a prospect, but he has the upside in a light year for outside linebackers.

What The NFL Types Want To See: He’s got to look like more than a one-trick prospect. Does he have any coverage skills whatsoever? Just how quick is he in the short drills and how smooth does he look? He’s a flier of a late Day Two pick who has to cement his spot in the first three rounds.

Bottom Line: There’s a huge boom-or-bust aspect to his game, but there’s enough in place to take the chance just after the second round. At worst, give him a shot as a pass rushing specialist who can get in the backfield and screw things up.

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