Scouting Report: LB Courtney Upshaw

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LB Courtney Upshaw

Height: 6’2

Weight: 268 lbs.

Grade:  7.5 (Grading Scale)

Projection: 1st Round

Strengths:

Very fast coming off the edge, looks to be an ideal 34 LB prospect…Generates great strength off his rush and can surprise OT’s with his pop and bull rush…Explosive athleticism out of his stance…Tenacious attitude…Versatile player who could play down in a four man front…locates ball carriers very well and plays disciplined enough to adjust his attack to the play that is happening.

Weaknesses:

Does not excel in coverage as we hoped…When lined up in a 3 point stance he struggled to get off blocks and disengage looked far more comfortable standing up…Doesn’t work well through traffic when asked play inside the box…Needs to be more of a factor when not rushing the passer.

Film Room Notes:

Upshaw v. Penn State

Upshaw v. Arkansas

Upshaw v. Florida

Upshaw v. Ole Miss

Upshaw v. LSU

Upshaw v. LSU – BCS National Title Game

 

Updated 2/13/12

Tags: 2012 NFL Draft, Alabama, Courtney Upshaw, Crimson Tide

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