The Cowboys have decided that Anthony Spencer will be the starting OLB opposite DeMarcus Ware in 2012. But they still need a guy to come on the field in passing situations to go get the QB.
The three big pass rushing names at the Senior Bowl were Quinton Coples, Courtney Upshaw and Melvin Ingram. As far as pass rushing goes Ingram was the best of the three and he’s probably going in the top ten now based on his Combine numbers.
Coples looks like a classic 43 Defensive End to me and he’s probably in the top 12 picks right now.
Courtney Upshaw did not look overwhelmingly athletic at the Senior Bowl. He also looked sluggish at the Combine too and he opted not to run the 40 in saying he would run at his Pro Day.
These things led up to today where many scouts wanted to be wowed by him in Alabama. Well that’s not going to happen since he opted not to work out at all…
Everyone was at Alabama today for the Pro Day to watch all of these players work out so if it’s not about an injury this makes no sense.
March 7th. My plan if the Cowboys are interested would be to pass on Upshaw if he was there at #14 and take a CB like Dre Kirkpatrick or Stephon Gilmore. Then make sure you get Bruce Irvin with your second pick in the draft even if it requires you to move up to get him.