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Alabama DE/OLB Courtney Upshaw
After his Pro Day workouts, the word on Upshaw was he lacks exceptional athletic qualities. That is certainly true and is evident during games, but Upshaw's foundation is persistence, power, and technical skill. Rather than consistently beating heavier footed offensive linemen around the edge, Upshaw chose to engage with leverage to force blockers off balance, where he releases with strength to relentlessly pursue the ball carrier. Just as effective as an edge speed rush is when pass rushers plant their outside foot to work back inside and take an aggressive angle to the quarterback. This is one of Upshaw's trademark moves. Usually I question the balance of prospects who constantly play with their shoulders over their toes, but Upshaw brings controlled aggressiveness and is always moving forward. He needs to raise his head on contact and will consistently rely on a jolting first punch to gain that instant leverage, but not many are as reliable in terms of motor and production. Upshaw fits as a defensive end in a four man front or a designated upfield strong side outside linebacker in a three man front.