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The Patriots need to address the edge of their defensive front in the draft, and they might have an opportunity to do just that by selecting one of the country's premier big-game players. Alabama outside linebacker Courtney Upshaw had three sacks in the team's last two bowl games, and he was dominant in the Crimson Tide's national championship victory against LSU. Yet, some other issues could cause him to tumble to the Patriots in the bottom of the first round. Upshaw is the focus of the 14th installment of a 26-day series that will highlight draft prospects who could land...

Elder – Courtney Upshaw scouting report

Courtney Upshaw/DE-OLB/Alabama: Hard hitter, sure tackler, closes well. Not a great athlete. Burst is just “good enough.” Maintains speed during his rush angle. Doesn’t always time the snap well, which is a problem because he doesn’t have great burst off the snap. Scheme diverse (played as both 3-4 OLB and 4-3 DE). Dropped into coverage [...]

Trent Richardson taking leukemia patient Courtney Alivis to her senior prom

Courntey Alvis had to a face a life-changing moment at the age of 16 when she was diagnosed with leukemia. Because of her weakened immune system, Alvis was told she basically couldn’t leave her house — no driving, no going to the mall, no seeing a movie or taking part in anything that a healthy high schooler would be off enjoying. Alvis was told that she could attend her junior...

Trent Richardson attends prom with 17 year old cancer patient

In a move that proves that not all football players are selfish and uncaring, former Alabama Running Back and future NFL draftee Trent Richardson attended  a prom with 17-year-old cancer survivor Courtney Alvis, as reported by WBRC news in Birmingham, Alabama. Richardson arriving with his date Richardson, 13 days before the NFL Draft, arrived at Hueytown High School’s auditorium...

Trent Richardson Ditches Cleats for Dancing Shoes on One Very Special Night

No matter your SEC allegiance you always like to hear stories of young men doing good things and the story of Trent Richardson taking a 17-year old cancer survivor to her senior prom is one of those stories. Alabama football star Trent Richardson attended Hueytown High School senior prom Saturday night, wrapping up a dream week for a 17-year-old cancer survivor. Richardson and...

Freshman Yeldon shines in Alabama's spring game

New Alabama running back T.J. Yeldon made a nice first impression. The freshman had 88 yards rushing and 91 yards receiving in the Crimson Tide's spring game Saturday before 78,526 fans. The highly touted tailback who enrolled in January is among the crop of runners vying for carries with the departure of Heisman Trophy finalist Trent Richardson to the NFL. Yeldon led the White...

Why The Jets Would Be Foolish To Pass On Upshaw

If you haven’t seen our updated mock draft yet, check it out from Friday. Today we have TOJ writer Chris Gross playing Devil’s Advocate to his editor and others out there who are aren’t high on Alabama outside linebacker Courtney Upshaw. As the 2012 NFL Draft draws closer each day, prospects continue to see their stocks rise and plummet on what seems to be an hourly basis...

Saban’s Comments On Tide Scrimmage

Alabama football coach Nick Saban felt Saturday after his team’s A-Day game like dozens of other college football coaches across the land: very optimistic about his football team.

CB Averett Talks Alabama Commitment

Woodbury (N.J.) High cornerback Anthony Averett wanted to see Alabama, so he traveled there this weekend. He is leaving as a member of the Crimson Tide's 2013 class after committing to coach Nick Saban. Averett then spoke to about his decision.

Williams Thinks Spring Was Good

Already recognized as one of the SEC’s top defensive ends and an NFL prospect, Alabama senior Jesse Williams had a rather interesting spring and renewed acquaintances with a practice rival at the same time. Williams, an athletic 6-4, 300-pounder, moved inside to nose guard this spring after the departure of veterans Josh Chapman and Nick Gentry.

RBs have gem at top, variety later

Alabama's Trent Richardson is a complete back who figures to go in the top five picks. Doug Martin, David Wilson, Robert Turbin, Lamar Miller and Chris Polk make up the second tier.

Many Look Forward To A-Day Game

For something that isn’t much, an awful lot of people are looking forward to Saturday when Alabama plays its annual spring game. Crimson Tide fans will prove they are interested, showing up by the many, many thousands. Certainly the players are looking forward to it. For one thing it’s a chance to perform before those multitudes. For another, it marks the end of spring football practice.

Alabama Spring Game Recap

FOXSportsNext's Britton Lynn caught up with the Crimson Tide after their annual A-Day game.

Yeldon, Hubbard Top Stars In A-Day

One was a newcomer. One was an up-and-comer. That was the pre-spring assessment of a couple of men in new roles for the Alabama Crimson Tide. In the A-Day Game Saturday at Bryant-Denny Stadium they were recognized for outstanding accomplishments.
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