Originally Posted by Eskimo
Hightower is a funny player in that he has been projected at ILB, OLB and even DE.
I know some are down on him right now because he did very poorly on agility testing and in the linebacking drills on his pro day. Some feel that he has never recovered from his knee injury back in 2009.
He is an intriguing player if you are looking for an ILB with some blitzing ability and can live with the poor coverage skills he is likely to have.
He is probably not a good pick for us because we are full at ILB now (too full for a first rounder anyway) and I don't think he is ideal for our SOLB opening.
I think you're thinking of Courtney Upshaw.