2012 NFL Mock Draft: Detroit Selects Courtney Upshaw (LB, Alabama) at No. 13
Alabama linebacker Courtney Upshaw is a tough player to predict in a 2012 NFL mock draft because it is uncertain what position he will play at the next level.
In college, he is capable to play each linebacker spot with ease because of his athleticism and tackling ability. However, in the NFL he might be better suited as an outside linebacker in a 3-4 scheme used for pass rushing.
He has a big 6’3 263 pounds frame that appears to be NFL ready.
Last season he recorded 52 tackles, seven of which came by way of sacks.
The Lions are in serious need of any defensive player, especially at linebacker and cornerback. I have them picking Upshaw because I believe they will address their cornerback issuee in the 2011 draft by taking Prince Amukamara.
Upshaw is physically more prepared than most other linebackers in the draft, so he should not be much of a gamble.
|1.Carolina: DE Quinton Coples (North Carolina)||2. Denver: QB Andrew Luck (Stanford) ||3. Buffalo: QB Matt Barkley (USC) ||4. Cincinnati: OT Matt Kahil (USC)|
|5. Arizona: OT Jonathon Martin (Stanford) ||6. Cleveland: LB Vontaze Burfict (Arizona State) ||7. San Francisco: DT Jerel Worthy (Michigan State) ||8. Tennessee: DE Brandon Jenkins (Florida State) |
|9. Dallas: S Mark Barron (Alabama) ||10. Washington: WR Justin Blackmon (Oklahoma State) ||11. Houston: CB Janoris Jenkins (Florida) ||12. Minnesota WR Ryan Broyles (Oklahoma)|
|13. Detroit: LB Courtney Upshaw (Alabama) ||14. St. Louis: RB Knile Davis (Arkansas) ||15. Miami: RB LaMichael James (Oregon) ||16. Jacksonville: CB Cliff Harris (Oregon) |
|17. Oakland: CB Alfonzo Dennard (Nebraska) ||18. San Diego: OT Matt Reynolds (BYU) ||19. New York Giants: OT Nate Potter (Boise State) ||20. Tampa Bay: LB Manti Te’o (Notre Dame)|
|21. Kansas City: LB Travis Lewis (Oklahoma) ||22. Indianapolis: QB Landry Jones (Oklahoma) ||23. Philadelphia: DT Jared Crick (Nebraska) ||24.New Orleans: DE Bruce Irvin (West Virginia) |
|25.Seattle: WR Alshon Jeffery (South Carolina) ||26. Baltimore: CB Dre Kirkpatrick (Alabama) ||27. Atlanta: LB Sean Spence (Miami) ||28. New England: OT Mike Adams (Ohio State)|
|29. Chicago: WR Michael Floyd (Notre Dame) ||30. New York Jets: DE Vince Browne (Northwestern) ||31. Pittsburgh: OT Kelechi Osemele (Iowa State) ||32. Green Bay: RB Chris Polk (Washington)|
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