2012 MHR Community Mock Draft: Green Bay Packers Select Courtney Upshaw, Linebacker, Alabama



With the 28th pick in the 2012 MHR Community Mock Draft, the Green Bay Packers select...

Courtney Upshaw, Linebacker, Alabama

Packers' GM: Bronco Rob

GM Explanation: The Packers got torched by many QB's last year so I would address the problem with a good pass rusher to complement Clay Matthews. I think that the best pick would be Mark Barron but he is already taken.

(Editor's note: Rob was unavailable to give a full explanation, but he gave me a board of players to pick from and this was BPA.)

Commissioner's analysis: This would be absolutely highway robbery for the Packers in the first round. Courtney Upshaw has no business being on the board at this point, and not only would they be getting a great complement to Clay Mathews at this point in the draft, they'd be getting a guy whom I believe has top 10-15 talent. Upshaw has a relentless motor, and while he's not an elite pass rusher like Von Miller, he's going to disrupt a lot of plays at the next level. This is a great pickup for the Pack.

Draft Recap:

1. Indianapolis Colts: Andrew Luck, QB, Stanford

2. Washington Redskins: Robert Griffin III, QB, Baylor

3. Minnesota Vikings: Trent Richardson, RB, Alabama

4. Cleveland Browns: Justin Blackmon, WR, Oklahoma State

5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Morris Claiborne, CB, LSU

6. St. Louis Rams: Matt Kalil, OT, USC

7. Jacksonville Jaguars: Quinton Coples, DE, North Carolina

8. Miami Dolphins: David DeCastro, OG, Stanford

9. Carolina Panthers: Fletcher Cox, DT, Mississippi State

10. Buffalo Bills: Michael Floyd, WR, Notre Dame

11. Kansas City Chiefs: Michael Brockers, DT, LSU

12. Seattle Seahawks: Melvin Ingram, DE/OLB, South Carolina

13. Arizona Cardinals: Riley Reiff, OT, Iowa

14. Dallas Cowboys: Luke Kuechly, LB, Boston College

15. Philadelphia Eagles: Mark Barron, S, Alabama

16. New York Jets: Jonathan Martin, OT, Stanford

17. Cincinnati Bengals: Stephon Gilmore, CB, South Carolina

18. San Diego Chargers: Dre' Kirkpatrick, CB, Alabama

19. Chicago Bears: Kendall Wright, WR, Baylor

20. Tennessee Titans: Whitney Mercilus, DE, Illinois

21. Cincinnati Bengals: Alshon Jeffery, WR, South Carolina

22. Cleveland Browns: Ryan Tannehill, QB, Texas A&M

23. Detroit Lions: Janoris Jenkins, CB, North Alabama

24. Pittsburgh Steelers: Cordy Glenn, OT, Georgia

25. Denver Broncos: Jerel Worthy, DT, Michigan State

26. Houston Texans: Stephen Hill, WR, Georgia Tech

27. New England Patriots: Devon Still, DT, Penn State

28. Green Bay Packers: Courtney Upshaw, DE/OLB, Alabama

On the clock...Baltimore Ravens (Eddie.Teach)

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