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TUSCALOOSA, ALABAMA - NOVEMBER 09: Joe Burrow #9 of the LSU Tigers looks to pass during the first half against the Alabama Crimson Tide in the game at Bryant-Denny Stadium on November 09, 2019 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Todd Kirkland/Getty Images)
TUSCALOOSA, ALABAMA - NOVEMBER 09: Joe Burrow #9 of the LSU Tigers looks to pass during the first half against the Alabama Crimson Tide in the game at Bryant-Denny Stadium on November 09, 2019 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Todd Kirkland/Getty Images) /
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7. player. 811. . Edge. Wolverines . Joshua Uche

ANN ARBOR, MI – SEPTEMBER 17: Tony Julmisse #8 of the Colorado Buffaloes is tackled by Joshua Uche #35 of the Michigan Wolverines at Michigan Stadium on September 17, 2016 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)
ANN ARBOR, MI – SEPTEMBER 17: Tony Julmisse #8 of the Colorado Buffaloes is tackled by Joshua Uche #35 of the Michigan Wolverines at Michigan Stadium on September 17, 2016 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images) /

We have seen how much better any defense plays when they are consistently rushing the quarterback. Joshua Uche out of Michigan could be a solid addition to Cincinnati’s defensive end rotation and help them pressure the quarterback more consistently.

He recently accepted an invitation to the Senior Bowl, which the Bengals are rumored to be coaching. they may get a chance to see him up close.

He is slightly undersized for the position, standing at 6’2″, 250 pounds. However, the Bengals don’t need him to be a starter at defensive end, but a situational pass rusher. He is a speed rusher and would mix well with the Bengals current duo of Carl Lawson and Geno Atkins. Those two generally rely on power to get to the quarterback.

Here, the Bengals would get a high motor guy who has the potential to contribute a few sacks per season early on. At just 21 years old, he would keep some of the Bengals more experienced rushers fresh for later in games as well.

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He would likely be asked to contribute on special teams immediately where his speed will suit him well. He checks all the boxes for what the Bengals should be looking for in a late round pick.

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