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Upshaw was strong against the run as an edge setter in Baltimore, often giving way to Elvis Dumervil in pass-rushing situations. At 6-foot-2 and 272 pounds with limited coverage skills, it's fair to question if he will see more time at defensive end in Dan Quinn's 4-3 scheme. Veteran Philip Wheeler was recently brought back to provide depth at outside linebacker.
The No. 35 overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, Upshaw has started 51 of 64 regular-season games and four of the last six playoff appearances for Baltimore.
With just five sacks in four NFL seasons, Upshaw lacks the speed and athleticism to solve Atlanta's pass-rushing woes. Quinn will have to rely on Clayborn and Shelby on the interior and 2015 first-round pick Vic Beasley coming off the edge to disrupt quarterbacks.