Prospect Profile: DE/OLB Courtney Upshaw
Courtney Upshaw (Kim Klement/USP)
Courtney Upshaw (Kim Klement/USP)
Bear Report Publisher
Posted Apr 7, 2012

An overview, including video, of a first-round prospect in the upcoming 2012 NFL Draft.

DE/OLB Courtney Upshaw
Marvin Gentry/US Presswire

DE/OLB Courtney Upshaw
6-2, 272

Combine Numbers

40 yard dash: 4.76
Bench press: 22 reps
*Did not participate in any other drills.

Projected: 1st round

As a senior, Upshaw had team highs of 8.5 sacks, 17 tackles for losses, 11 quarterback hits and two forced fumbles. He was a finalist for the Butkus Award (best linebacker) and the Lombardi Award (best linebacker or interior lineman). Even while slowed by a high ankle sprain, he tallied seven sacks and 14.5 tackles for losses as a junior.

If Upshaw’s not the best pass rusher in the draft, he’s easily the most physical of the edge rushers. He’s strong and a competitor.

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