Just saw this posted my McShay....the more I read, the more I want upshaw here. There is no JPP in this draft, so to search out speed when we have a proved 3-4 OLB, who absolutely can rush the passer, would be a huge mistake for us.
Upshaw's first step is just average, but he's arguably the best hand-fighter in this group. He shows above-average upper-body strength on film, and his active hands make it difficult for offensive tackles to sustain blocks on him. There's also a lot to like about Upshaw's foot speed. At 6-2 and 271 pounds, he has the lateral quickness to keep offensive tackles off-balance and impressive finishing power as a pass-rusher.