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Upshaw, David headline OLB class

Lavonte David (Brace Hemmelgarn/USP)

NFL Draft Report's Dave-Te' Thomas examines the players who project best to outside linebackers in a 4-3 scheme. Alabama's Courtney Upshaw is an explosive playmaker, while Lavonte David is an underrated tackling machine. It's a sizable drop-off from there, though.

This segment deals strictly with pure outside linebacker, more likely to compete in a 4-3 scheme. Even though the featured player, Courtney Upshaw of Alabama, could see some action as a rush end, his performance as a strong-side linebacker for the Crimson Tide last season could see this LaMarr Woodley clone play in a variety of roles for his future team. Even though he recorded just 52 tackles... Recommended Stories

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