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DMN: Cowboys have already met with Alabama OLB Courtney Upshaw at Senior Bowl

Discussion in 'Draft Zone' started by WoodysGirl, Jan 25, 2012.

  1. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl U.N.I.T.Y Staff Member

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    ByBrandon George / Reporter

    bgeorge@dallasnews.com | Bio

    7:28 PM on Tue., Jan. 24, 2012 | Permalink
    MOBILE, Ala. -- One of the first Senior Bowl players the Cowboys met with this week here was Alabama outside linebacker Courtney Upshaw.

    Upshaw, who is on the South Team, is projected as a first-round draft pick. Several mock drafts have Upshaw going in the middle of the first round, near where the Cowboys pick at 14th overall in April.

    Read the rest: http://cowboysblog.dallasnews.com/archives/2012/01/cowboys-have-already-met-with.html
  2. jblaze2004

    jblaze2004 Well-Known Member

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  3. hipfake08

    hipfake08 Well-Known Member

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    Smoke Screen.....
  4. reddyuta

    reddyuta Well-Known Member

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    He is in my short list after ingram.
  5. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    Same here. I also like DeCastro and Kirkpatrick. I will say the news on Kirkpatrick has cooled me off on him a bit but he is still a guy I would consider
  6. VACowboy

    VACowboy Well-Known Member

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    I'm not really thrilled about the prospect of Kirkpatrick or Upshaw at #14.

    Mayock says there are 16 legit first-round players. Did he happen to mention who they are?

    Luck, Griffin 3, Kalil, Reiff, Martin, DeCastro, Blackmon, Richardson, Claiborne, Coples, Kuechly. That's 11 definites. Who else? Still?
  7. Dash28

    Dash28 Felis silvestris catus

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    Kirkpatrick and Upshaw are on that list.
  8. marchetta

    marchetta Well-Known Member

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    Yep! ;)
  9. NeonDeion21

    NeonDeion21 Well-Known Member

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    I don't think Mayock has Kirtpatrick graded out as a "first round player" due to the fact he is his 5th rated quarterback.
  10. cbow44

    cbow44 Member

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    Why would the boys want championship caliber players on the team. Just because Kirkpatrick and Upshaw are great talents and know how to win, we should run from them. Let the Ravens or Giants take them.
  11. AmishCowboy

    AmishCowboy if you ain't first, you're last

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    They were saying that Upshaw is like James Harrison on last nite telecast.
  12. newlander

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    .......and don't draft him.....and now you say others have compared him to HARRISON....in my mind it's awfully hard to evaluate a kid like this because his teammates were so talented they just overwhelmed teams as a UNIT....sure would help to have a REAL GM right now to make the right decision.
  13. 28 Joker

    28 Joker 28 Joker

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    I think Melvin Ingram has the burst the Cowboys need on defense. Ingram has demonstrated the sudden speed and quickness that the Cowboys lack as a whole on defense. Plus, Ingram can play inside on the defensive line in pass rushing situations.

    Upshaw is a pure power player, and Dallas needs to get more speed and athleticism on its defense.

    I think the Giants would take Ingram over Upshaw, too.
  14. reddyuta

    reddyuta Well-Known Member

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    Upshaw looks good against the run and diagnosing plays(something Spencer always falters with).Ingram seems like a better pass rusher to me and i will take him ahead of Decastro and Upshaw.
  15. Walker

    Walker Texas Ranger

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    From what I have read Upshaw is like another Spencer. If that is the case then we should just resign the guy.
  16. jblaze2004

    jblaze2004 Well-Known Member

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    yeah lets waste 7+mil a year on a 6 sack a year guy:bang2:

    I rather draft someone to replace him at a cheaper price and get a better FA than him. That how jerry been doing business signing mediocre players to big deals, newman, marion barber, marco rivera, leonard davis, ken hamlin, this needs to come to a stop. Just let him go. We need to do better. Plus spencer seems to be a lazy player. We need guys with motors on D. NO more mailing it in.

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