2012 NFL Draft: TST Community Round 1, Pick 10

AUBURN, AL - NOVEMBER 26: Courtney Upshaw #41 of the Alabama Crimson Tide reacts after a defensive stop against the Auburn Tigers at Jordan-Hare Stadium on November 26, 2011 in Auburn, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Will not be defeated picked Riley Reiff for the Dolphins yesterday, creating one of the better young tandems of tackles in the NFL. Today, the Bills, led by iplaythedrums, are up. They pick:

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Courtney Upshaw, OLB/DE, Alabama

Pick Grade:

B+

"The Bills were 30th in the league in sacks last year. They desperately need a dynamic pass rusher to improve a woeful defensive unit. Insert Upshaw. The Bills now possess arguably the best past rusher in the draft, who will team up with Shawn Merriman next year to form a formidable pass rushing pair."

Analysis after the jump.

Since the Bills are sticking with a 4-3, Upshaw will have to go through a slight transition to move to a defensive end. However, given his pass rushing skill set, it seems like he'd be able to make the change.

Given his strength and ability to attack the ball, the Bills are making a good decision here to add some fire to their defensive line. The Bills completely imploded down the stretch last year. Beyond adding help for Ryan Fitzpatrick, adding sound defensive players who can attack the quarterback is a must.

Pick 10 is history! If you missed any of the previous picks, or want to see what trades have been made so far, check out the full schedule. If you are GM and would like to see dbcouver's awesome Big Board, go here.

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