Taylor Upshaw
Taylor Upshaw  LB  Michigan | NFL Draft 2024 Souting Report - Portrait Image
Taylor Upshaw
Height
6-4
Weight
255
College
Michigan
Position
LB/EDGE
Class
Senior
Home town
Bradenton, FL
70.0/100
Player Rating
42
PositionRank (LB)
4.8
FortyYD Time
Sacks
2
Fumbles Forced
Tackles
12
Sol tackles
5

Taylor Upshaw LB/EDGE Michigan | NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Taylor Upshaw LB/EDGE Michigan
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Draft Year: 2024
40 time: 4.80 seconds (25%*)
Overall Rank: #508 Position Rank: #42 (LB)
Height: 6-4 (95%*)
Weight: 255 (94%*)
Weight: 255 (94%*)
Hands: 9 (9%*)
Arm: 32 3/4 (67%*)
Arm: 32 3/4 (67%*)
Span: 79 5/8 (91%*)
Span: 79 5/8 (91%*)
*Percentile caluculated on how any given stat would rank at the NFL combine historically in the player's position group (Higher value represents better perfomance).
Draft Year: 2024
40 time: 4.80 seconds (25%*)
Overall Rank: #508 Position Rank: #42 (LB)
Height: 6-4 (95%*) Weight: 255 (94%*)
Hands: 9 (9%*) Arm: 32 3/4 (67%*)
Span: 79 5/8 (91%*)
*Percentile caluculated on how any given stat would rank at the NFL combine historically in the player's position group (Higher value represents better perfomance).
Overall Rating: 70.0 / 100
Game performance weighted rating
Tackling:
56%
Pass Rush:
65%
Run Defense:
66%
Coverage:
70%
DRAFT PROJECTION: UDFA Position rank: #42
College Games: 36 College Snaps: 706
Grade: 3 ESPN  Stars 3 ESPN  Stars ESPN RATING: 78/100
College Combine Results
Grade: 247 Sports 3  Stars 247 Sports 87 Stars 247 RATING: 87/100
Grade: 3 Stars 3 Stars RIVALS RATING: 5.7 (93%)
Draft Profile: Bio
Taylor Upshaw from Braden River High School was rated a 3-star recruit by ESPN and handed a 3-star grade by 247 Sports. After high school, Upshaw joined Michigan.

In 2019 as a freshman Upshaw saw action in 5 games and played a total of 34 snaps for the Wolverines. He recorded only one tackle, no assists, while adding one stop.

As a sophomore for the Wolverines in 2020 Upshaw played in 6 games and took part in 209 snaps for the Wolverines. He recorded 10 tackles, 6 assists, while adding 8 stops. As a pass rusher, he chalked up 6 total pressures, and 3 QB hurries, 2 QB hits, and one sack during the year.

In 2021 as a junior Upshaw played in 12 games and contributed on 207 snaps. He recorded only 4 tackles, 2 assists while making 4 stops. As a pass rusher, he produced 16 total pressures, which included 11 QB hurries, 2 QB hits, and 3 sacks on the year.

In 2022 as a senior Upshaw logged playing time in 13 games and logged a total of 256 snaps for the Wolverines. He also added only 8 tackles, no assists, and 9 stops. As a pass rusher, he tallied 20 total pressures, which included 14 QB hurries, 2 QB hits, and a decent 4 sacks on the season.
Scouting Report: Strengths
  • Good not great quickness and change of direction agility. Chases, using a long spin move to clear blocks. Low, strong off the line.
  • Vision to locate the ball and recognize cut blocks. Can rip past blockers and pull down ballcarriers when Upshaw cannot fully disengage from linemen.
  • He’s a high-motor player, and he shows good enough hand use, as well as a tight spin move, to win as an edge rusher.
  • He’s quick to react and locate the ball, and he shows enough speed to succeed in backside pursuit. Upshaw plays with excellent balance and a strong, flexible core, rarely ending up on the ground.
  • Possesses the length and power to ward off offensive tackles.
  • He's not an elite pass rusher and projects as a left end in a 4-3 defense. If he layers on more muscle, he might fit in the 3-4. Size, strength and versatility should push him into the top 75 picks.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
  • He’s very much a work in progress with his hand in the dirt. Upshaw doesn’t play with ideal physicality, often failing to set the edge as a run defender.
  • Rarely the first player off the snap, even when lined up over the ball, but his length, effort and short-area quickness still pressures double teams and helps penetrate gaps.
  • Plays tall and gets upright off the snap. Wins with upper-body strength and needs to focus on leverage.

Taylor Upshaw percentiles vs other Linebacker's (NFL Combine historically - higher value represents better perfomance)

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How other scouting services rate Taylor Upshaw (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
509.0
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
85.0