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Alabama Star Offensive Lineman Names The Toughest Defender He Faced

Michigan's Aidan Hutchinson celebrates a play.

ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN - OCTOBER 26: Defensive Backs Josh Uche #6 and Aidan Hutchinson #97 of the Michigan Wolverines celebrate after a play during a college football game against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at Michigan Stadium on October 26, 2019 in Ann Arbor, MI. (Photo by Aaron J. Thornton/Getty Images)

Alabama's Jedrick Willis is one of the top offensive line prospects in the 2020 NFL Draft. Without question, Willis was battle-tested during his three years in Tuscaloosa.

Willis went up against a number of outstanding pass rushers in the SEC, but he told the media at the NFL Scouting Combine that the best one he ever faced did not play for a conference foe. They also didn't play for Clemson, who Alabama played twice during Willis' tenure.

According to Willis, Michigan's Josh Uche is the toughest pass rusher he went against the last three seasons. Uche and Willis went head-to-head during the Crimson Tide's Citrus Bowl win over the Wolverines on January 1. Uche recorded one tackle and a pair of quarterback hurries that afternoon.

Willis specified that Uche's technique was what made him so hard to handle. The 6-foot-2, 250-pound linebacker led Michigan in sacks last season with 8.5 and was second on the team with 11.5 tackles for loss.

A second-team All-Big Ten selection in 2019, Uche finished his career at Michigan with 20.5 tackles for loss and 16.5 sacks. Much of his production came in his final two seasons.

Uche will not participate in on-field drills at this week's combine due to a hamstring injury he suffered at the Senior Bowl. However, it might not affect his draft stock much at all.

ESPN's Mel Kiper Jr. recently called Uche "a solid second-round pick" so you can expect to hear his name called no later than Day 2 of the NFL Draft in April.