Ravens selected OLB/DE Courtney Upshaw with the No. 35 overall pick in the 2012 draft.
One of the most relentless pass rushers in college football the past two years, Upshaw lived in opposing backfields in the SEC. While he projects to be a strong starter, Upshaw dropped to the second round due to concerns that he lacks difference-making explosiveness off the edge. He also figures to struggle in coverage while making the adjustment from putting his hand in the dirt. Upshaw will offer insurance in case Paul Kruger struggles in his first season as a starter.