Found February 01, 2012 on
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One of the more recent mock drafts has Buffalo landing a pass rusher with a measure of versatility.
MockingTheDraft.com has the Bills taking Courtney Upshaw with the 10th overall pick. The Alabama product is becoming a pretty popular choice among draftniks for Buffalo with ESPN’s Mel Kiper also pointing him toward the Bills.
Upshaw played a weakside defensive end at Alabama and basically was told to rush the passer. He played defensive end in a three-point stance at the Senior Bowl last week. At just 6’1″ 273 pounds, some teams might be reluctant to line him up at end. Upshaw did say he wants to be down to 265 by the time the NFL Combine rolls around in late February presumably in an effort to show he’s capable of handling an OLB role in a 3-4 at the NFL level.
What impresses me most about Upshaw’s game is his pure power. The guy is thickly built and just pops people out of the way. That won’t happen as often at the NFL level, but with a limited supply of pass rushing talent, at 10 ...
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Courtney Upshaw OLB Alabama #41
Decent athlete for his size; well above-average mobility for a defensive end. A smart, disciplined player; isn’t overaggressive in pursuit. Stays in his zone and keeps his eyes in the backfield. Impressive change-of-direction ability for an end/linebacker. A scrappy player; very active hands – can really...
Now that the Buffalo Bills have fully committed to the 4-3 defense – after two years stuck somewhere in between schemes – mock drafts are popping up all over the internet with the Bills linked to a defensive end.
The most popular choice seems to be Alabama’s Courtney Upshaw, who played a hybrid linebacker/end role for the Crimson Tide.
Upshaw has 1st-round talent, but would...
As the mock drafts continue to pile up the case continues to build for Alabama’s Courtney Upshaw to join his former college teammate in Buffalo.
A year after Marcell Dareus went third overall to the Bills, most draftniks are picking Upshaw for the Buffalo to address their woeful pass rush. A pair of draft analysts at CBSSports.com (Rob Rang, Dane Brugler) both chose Upshaw for...
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