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AUBURN, AL - NOVEMBER 26:  Courtney Upshaw #41 of the Alabama Crimson Tide reacts after a defensive stop against the Auburn Tigers at Jordan-Hare Stadium on November 26, 2011 in Auburn, Alabama.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
AUBURN, AL - NOVEMBER 26: Courtney Upshaw #41 of the Alabama Crimson Tide reacts after a defensive stop against the Auburn Tigers at Jordan-Hare Stadium on November 26, 2011 in Auburn, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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With the sixteenth pick of the 2012 CSC Community Mock Draft, the Philadelphia Eagles (chosen by GRIZZ) select...

Courtney Upshaw, OLB, Alabama

For the Jets, I've decided to select linebacker Courtney Upshaw. He fits the Jets' system with his excellent pass-rushing skills. Here are some numbers for you "stat fiends."

6'2" 272 lbs

40-yard dash: 4.81 (Pro Day)

Bench press: 22 Reps

Year GP–GS Tackles Sacks Pass Defense Fumbles Blocked
Solo Ast Total Loss–Yards No–Yards Int–Yards BU PD QBH No–Yards FF Kick
2008 13–0 12 10 22 3–3 0–0 0–0 2 2 1 0–0 0 0
2009 14–1 7 8 15 1–1 1–1 0–0 0 0 4 2–45 0 0
2010 13–13 32 20 52 14.5–69 7–40 0–0 2 2 2 1–0 4 0
2011 13–13 36 15 51 17–84 8.5–56 1–45 1 1 11 0–0 2 0
Total 87 53 140 35.5–157 16.5–97 1–45 5 5 18 3–45 6 0

As you can see, he's stayed healthy through his college career and ended up with 15.5 sacks during his last two years on a stellar Crimson Tide defense. The only knock on Upshaw (according to analysts) are his cover skills, which he didn't get too much of a chance to display in college, so that is still up in the air.

He also ran a disappointing 40-yard dash time with a 4.81...but his football speed seems to be alright. I think that Upshaw's NFL comparisons are Pittsburgh's LaMarr Woodley (at best) or KC's Justin Houston (at worst). That's my pick for the Jet's and I'm sticking with it!

Now...let's go eat a g**d*** snack!

Below are the complete results from our community mock draft.

Catch up with all of the mock draft selections in our 2012 CSC Community Mock Draft Section.

Pick Team Selection Team Representative Approval Rating
1 Indianapolis Colts QB Andrew Luck - Stanford Legatron Morstead 77%
2 Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III - Baylor VAsaintsfan 78%
3 Minnesota Vikings OT Matt Kalil - USC Hans Petersen 69%
4 Cleveland Browns RB Trent Richardson - Alabama Fan since the Aints 81%
5 Tampa Bay Buccaneers CB Morris Claiborne - LSU Alex Swift 50%
6 St. Louis Rams WR Justin Blackmon - Oklahoma St. GRIZZ 73%
7 Jacksonville Jaguars WR Michael Floyd - Notre Dame AcquiredPanic 51%
8 Miami Dolphins WR Kendall Wright - Baylor were gonna need a bigger boat 16%
9 Carolina Panthers DT Michael Brockers - LSU DatFan 43%
10 Buffalo Bills OT Riley Reiff - Iowa theprogrammerman 51%
11 Kansas City Chiefs G David DeCastro - Stanford Jimbo03 69%
12 Seattle Seahawks DE Melvin Ingram - South Carolina BASAINT 57%
13 Arizona Cardinals DT Dontari Poe - Memphis jeremysherwin 44%
14 Dallas Cowboys S Mark Barron - Alabama Saint for Life 59%
15 Philadelphia Eagles DE Quinton Coples - North Carolina caominh
16 NY Jets LB Courtney Upshaw - Alabama GRIZZ