With the 28th pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, the Green Bay Packers select Courtney Upshaw, OLB/DE, Alabama
Courtney Upshaw is a perfect fit for the Green Bay Packers at No. 28. The Packers are in desperate need for a pass rusher alongside Clay Matthews. and Upshaw is great value here.
Upshaw had 9.5 sacks in 2011 and was named a first team All-American by the FWAA, Sporting News and ESPN. He possesses a great burst off the line of scrimmage and is an exceptional pass rusher.
Upshaw has the ability to play with his hand in the dirt or as an outside linebacker. He fits a great need for the Packers and can come in and push for playing time immediately.
The Baltimore Ravens are on the clock, and Cody Ulm has their selection.
1. Indianapolis Colts: Andrew Luck, QB, Stanford
2. Washington Redskins: Robert Griffin III, QB, Baylor
3. Minnesota Vikings: Matt Kalil, OT, USC
4. Cleveland Browns: Trent Richardson, RB, Alabama
5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Morris Claiborne, CB, LSU
6. St. Louis Rams: Justin Blackmon, WR, Oklahoma State
7. Jacksonville Jaguars: Riley Reiff, OT, Iowa
8. Miami Dolphins: Ryan Tannehill, QB, Texas A&M
9. Carolina Panthers: Quinton Coples, DE, North Carolina
10. Buffalo Bills: Luke Kuechly, LB, Boston College
11. Kansas City Chiefs: Fletcher Cox, DT, Mississippi
12. Seattle Seahawks: Melvin Ingram, DE/OLB, South Carolina
13. Arizona Cardinals: Jonathan Martin, OT, Stanford
14. Dallas Cowboys: Mark Barron, S, Alabama
15. Philadelphia Eagles: Dre Kirkpatrick, CB, Alabama
16. New York Jets: Andre Branch, DE, Clemson
17. Cincinnati Bengals: Michael Floyd, WR, Note Dame
18. San Diego Chargers: Cordy Glenn, OL, Georgia
19. Chicago Bears: Mike Adams, OT, Ohio State
20. Tennessee Titans: Stephon Gilmore, CB,South Carolina
21. Cincinnati Bengals: David DeCastro, OG, Stanford
22. Cleveland Browns: Kendall Wright, WR, Baylor
23. Detroit Lions: Janoris Jenkins, CB, North Alabama
24. Pittsburgh Steelers: Dont'a Hightower, LB, Alabama
25. Denver Broncos: Dontari Poe, DT, Memphis
26. Houston Texans: Coby Fleener, TE, Stanford
27. New England Patriots: Nick Perry, OLB, USC