With the 8th pick in the first round of the 2012 NFL Draft, The Miami Dolphins select Courtney Upshaw DE/LB Alabama
I know this may be a reach to most people, as he isn't really thought of this highly most places I look... but this kid is really special. He can rush off the edge, set the edge...he impacts all facets of the game and I see him transitioning very well to the NFL.
He is also scheme diverse and the Dolphins will seemingly use a hybrid 4-3/3-4 alignment.
This may well break my streak of nailing my first round picks after taking Julio jones at 6 last year and taking Weatherspoon for Atlanta the year before, but I think it's worth it.
Next up is Carolina.
I'll send the pm right now.
"You’re out there playing against another man who is basically now trying to take your place and try and make your team lose a game and I’m not having that. I am going to do whatever it takes to protect my island and protect my team, first and foremost.” - Marcus Peters