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Courtney Upshaw is who we need

Discussion in 'Draft Zone' started by GloryDaysRBack, Apr 2, 2012.

  1. GloryDaysRBack

    GloryDaysRBack Well-Known Member

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    sign me up for the BAD A draft plan...Best Alabama Defender Available

    tops on my list is probably Courtney Upshaw..not many people on here like him...but he is EXACTLY what this team is missing..he is a bad *** dude! this team needs some mean, physically imposing players..we dont have any..Upshaw is precisely what I have been looking for, for this defense for the last few years...he isnt the most athletic player out there, but the kid is ferocious and has a non stop motor!

    lol @ the anthony spencer comparisons..not even close
  2. Risen Star

    Risen Star Likes Collector Zone Supporter

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    It's amazing how all over the map we are with the draft this year. There still is yet to be a common theme and we've already reached April.
  3. GloryDaysRBack

    GloryDaysRBack Well-Known Member

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    unbelievable..i absolutely hate it...but its a good thing...its good because its absolutely ******** if we know who the team will take..which is usually the case..not this year..if we know, then the whole world knows
  4. Risen Star

    Risen Star Likes Collector Zone Supporter

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    Yeah, I really like not knowing. Makes the actual draft much more interesting. It's why I usually like the mid to late rounds even more because it's more of a guessing game.

    I just got done reading a thread that called Upshaw a product of the Alabama defense and maybe the 8th best OLB prospect in this draft. Then I click on your thread for an exact opposite view. This basically happens daily.

    One thing's for sure, there are going to be a lot of happy and angry people around here the night of April 26th.
  5. GloryDaysRBack

    GloryDaysRBack Well-Known Member

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    upshaws motor is non stop..kid is a product of his motor and brute strength..but i can see why the haters hate..he isnt flashy..he just produces..
  6. RS12

    RS12 Well-Known Member

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    At 280 pounds and stiff in coverage he figures as 4-3 LDE IMO. Unless the team plans to go back to a base 4-3 I dont see him being the pick.
  7. Dash28

    Dash28 Felis silvestris catus

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    Pretty much how I see it.
  8. CowboyFan74

    CowboyFan74 Cowboys Analyst

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    That happens every year...
  9. AMERICAS_FAN

    AMERICAS_FAN Active Member

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    That's because this draft class is weak, almost void of any real first round talnet.
  10. cbow44

    cbow44 Member

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  11. dstew60105

    dstew60105 Active Member

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    No Thanks to Upshaw.
  12. Macnalty

    Macnalty Well-Known Member

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    Funny I see the same thing in Dont'a Hightower only more athletic and quicker. Lots of different opinions this year.

    We were all spoiled those years of Darren McFadden, and Patrick Peterson. We all wanted to trade our first three picks for those sure things, no real sure things after the first four selections this year for us to covet.
  13. Sam I Am

    Sam I Am Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    Why draft Courney Upshaw to play OLB when we already have Marcus Spears to play OLB. :muttley:
  14. SilverStarCowboy

    SilverStarCowboy The Actualist

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    There are a lot to like about this years prospects if you select them properly.

    DL and LB is good at the top of the Draft but tails off quickly. While OL can be had on day 3.
  15. jterrell

    jterrell Penguinite

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    Upshaw could end up 295 and a perfect 3-4 DE. He certainly has the motor and plays with legit hunger to inflict damage.

    You could also use him easily as a 4-3 SDE.

    I do believe he is a fit here for us.

    But athletically he is probably a 25th area player. Do we rate his intangibles high enough to grab him at 14? I'd guess not quite but could target him after a trade down provided Cox or other targets have been selected before 14.

    I'd rate Upshaw 3rd at 3-4 DE. Behind Cox and Brockers. Less upside than either but a fairly safe pick.
  16. Sam I Am

    Sam I Am Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    Yeah, but will *only* brute force and motor work at the NFL level? He isn't Suh.

    I think the kid will play at the NFL level, I just don't think he will be an OLB.
  17. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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    Yep... "BAD" is what I thought when I read the OP.
  18. cowboysooner

    cowboysooner Well-Known Member

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    I agree that is where he fits but I think he is a higher risk than Cox because he has never done what you are going to be asking him to do. I have no idea if he can play inside the tackle and get penetration. I think he can but that is riskier than most.
  19. cowboysooner

    cowboysooner Well-Known Member

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    He is also 6-2 and that is far shorter than most of the successful 5 techniques.
  20. GloryDaysRBack

    GloryDaysRBack Well-Known Member

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    No way he's playing 5tech

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