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A good synopsis of Upshaw

Posted by Chris Brown on January 26, 2012 – 11:59 am

Alabama OLB/DE Courtney Upshaw was the mock pick for the Bills by ESPN’s Mel Kiper in his first mock draft last week at 10th overall. This week at the Senior Bowl most of the reviews on his play have been very favorable.

Veteran NFL reporter Jeff Legwold’s thorough review of Upshaw lends some good insight into Upshaw’s game. Perhaps the most interesting note is Upshaw’s desire to get down to 265 pounds by the NFL Combine in late February. Whether that’s his aim to make him a quicker and more effective pass rusher or to make him more attractive to 3-4 teams as an OLB is unclear. It’s something I’ll ask him about at the combine in Indy. In any event here Legwold’s write up on Upshaw in today’s Denver Post.


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