Patriots trade up, select linebacker Josh Uche with the 60th overall pick

The New England Patriots traded up to select Michigan linebacker Josh Uche with the 60th overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft.

What It Means:

Uche joins the Patriots after they traded the 71st and 89th overall picks to the Baltimore Ravens for the 60th and 129th pick. He recorded 10.5 tackles for loss last season and 8.5 sacks and will join a New England defense that finished last season ranked 3rd overall by Pro Football Focus

Uche was Pro Football Focus' 9th ranked edge defender in this year's draft class. He earned a grade of 84.2 last season, 35th at his position.