Oct 18, 2015; Santa Clara, CA, USA; San Francisco 49ers running back Carlos Hyde (28) carries the ball against Baltimore Ravens outside linebacker Courtney Upshaw (91) during the first quarter at Levi
It’s pretty safe to say at this point that Upshaw isn’t the next contract year superstar. Hyped up in the offseason as a Pernell McPhee replacement, Upshaw currently ranks as the 132nd best edge defender in the NFL out of 149 players.
The owner of 3 sacks coming into 2015, Upshaw has zero through 6 games this season despite getting opportunities as a situational pass rusher. He’s been pretty good setting the edge as a run defender, but Upshaw is merely a replacement player who isn’t worth a big contract at this stage of his career.
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