Recruiting Rewind: Courtney Upshaw

Courtney Upshaw earned a four-star ranking for his high school playing days, but his performance at the University of Alabama playing for head coach Nick Saban will make him millions when his name is called this Thursday in the NFL Draft.
April 25, 2012  |  Discuss

#4: Who is.. Courtney Upshaw?

Courtney Upshaw, OLB/DE Alabama Result (NFL Combine) Ranking (OLB) Height 6' 2" - Arm Length 32" - Weight 272 - Bench Press    22 Reps - Pros Possesses elite-level strength Very strong upper body Sets the edge as well as any 2012 prospect Extremely physical Cons Relies too much on brute strength to rush...
Via Seahawk Addicts
April 20, 2012  |  Discuss

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 [...]
Via The Extra Point
April 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Courtney Upshaw Big-Game Ability Would Help Patriots' Pass Rush if Concerns Cause Draft-Day Slide

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...
April 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Upshaw in a league of his own

When evaluating linebackers, you almost have to divide them into three entirely different skill sets. Obviously middle linebackers will have different skills outside players, and of those outside backers, you must define them as traditional stack 'backers in the 4-3 defense or the newly popular edge rushers in the 3-4. Let's take a look at the best of each of the three linebacker...
Via Fox Sports
April 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Upshaw decides not to run

Alabama pass rusher Courtney Upshaw never said he would run when he spoke with the media on Saturday at the NFL Combine. Now here on workout day for the defensive linemen and linebackers he has chosen not to run in the 40. “I’m eager to go do the linebacker drills and showcase those drills and execute those drills,” he said. ”I’m a competitor and I’m ready to compete...
Via Inside the Bills
February 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Buffalo Bills interested in Courtney Upshaw?

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...
Via DraftAce
February 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Courtney Upshaw scouting report

Courtney Upshaw OLB Alabama #41 Ht: 6’2″ Wt: 273   Strengths: 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...
Via DraftAce
January 31, 2012  |  Discuss

Senior Bowl: Courtney Upshaw

One of the biggest names at the Senior Bowl is Alabama's Courtney Upshaw. The defensive standout talks transition to the NFL, and how his career at Alabama has helped prepare him for it…
January 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Upshaw leads Alabama Senior Bowl contingent

Courtney Upshaw doesn't appear to have too much to prove to NFL teams at this week's Senior Bowl. The former Alabama linebacker is a projected first-round draft pick and possible top 10 selection. He says he wanted to play in the showcase game for top senior prospects to ''compete with the best.'' Upshaw is working at defensive end, but says it's not...
Via AP on Fox
January 24, 2012  |  Discuss

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