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NFL Mock Draft 2012: Green Bay Adds To Pass Rush

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.

Previous Picks:

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