Courtney Upshaw Scouting Report

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Courtney Upshaw Scouting Report

Position: ILB
Conference: SEC
School: Alabama Crimson Tide
Year/Status: Drafted
Jersey Number: #41
Height & Weight: 6'2 - 265 lbs.
Drafted 2.3 in 2012 by BAL

2012 NFL Combine Results
Bench press22
Broad jumpDNP

2012 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:

Courtney Upshaw, ILB, Alabama

Upshaw was one of the best players on one of the best defenses in college football history during the regular season. The outside linebacker led his team in tackles for loss with 17 (no other player had more than 9.5) and 8.5 sacks (second best on the team was 3.5). He also forced two fumbles -- tied for first on the Crimson Tide roster. Upshaw helped lead Alabama to an 11-1 record and a place in the BCS National Championship.

One of the best 3-4 outside linebacker prospects in the business, Upshaw has good size at 6'2'' and 265 pounds. He has been clocked as fast as 4.65 in the 40-yard dash, but would do well to improve upon that number at the combine. The Eufaula, AL native also has plenty of experience, having played in 27 games as a freshman and sophomore. Upshaw has been a full-time starter--and a great one at that--as a junior and senior. He also led the team in tackles for loss (14.5) and sacks (seven) last year. He will head into the next level with no red flags of any kind and he can be expected to go off the board during the first round.

Last Updated Jan-04-2012 by Ricky Dimon

3 Comments | Add Yours
Prediction: 1st Round


Posted by:
CrazyFezMan 13 03/17/12 03:58 PM
Prediction: 1st Round

Curious to see his 40 time. If he can break 4.8, he's top 15, maybe 10 to Buff, if not he might fall to 20's but still 1st rd for sure

Posted by:
seanrock 03/07/12 11:39 AM
Prediction: 1st Round


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joshieboi1111 02/10/12 10:54 PM