BIOGRAPHY: Moved into the starting role as a freshman. Led the team in receiving as a senior posting 35/419/1 after career numbers of 37/359/3 as a junior.
POSITIVES: Athletic tight end with a good degree of upside. Breaks down well, fluid releasing off the line and displays solid route running skills. Quickly gets into breaks and stays low on exit. Blocks with leverage, stay square and gives effort.
NEGATIVES: Lacks strength at the point and rarely gets movement from blocks. Does not play with balance nor consistently come away with the difficult grab. Limited playing speed and not stretching the seam.
ANALYSIS: Fairly productive in all areas, Upshaw is a practice squad player who could make it as a team.s third tight end.