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If you've noticed a lot of Alabama players on this list, get used to it, there's a lot of pro prospects on that team, and Courtney Upshaw might just be the best one.
He has 4.5 sacks and 11.5 tackles for loss this season, which are good numbers, but they don't seem phenomenal at first. However, when you remember that his defense also boasts Nico Johnson, Mark Barron, Josh Chapman and Dont'a Hightower, you realize that standing out amongst that kind of competition is really something.
Not to mention the fact that he's facing the toughest competition in the brutal SEC West.
Upshaw is also one of the bigger linebackers in the country, weighing in at 265 lbs. Even with that bulk, he moves very quickly.
He has the build to play either a 4-3 defensive end or a 3-4 rush linebacker, but he's best suited to play the position he's playing now at rush linebacker.