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Kamale Correa is Perfect replacement for Upshaw

The SAM linebacker from Boise state would provide an upgrade.

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Boise State outside linebacker Kamale Correa is perhaps not the biggest name amongst linebackers. Perhaps he should be. His stock has seen a sharp climb following the combine, prompting analists to dub him the next Clay Mathews, per rotoworld.

TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline reports that NFL executives have been comparing Boise State edge rusher Kamalei Correa to All-Pro Clay Matthews "in style and substance".

He is a violent player who plays with a chip on his shoulder and likes to mix it up with his opposition. But the best trait of Correia's game is his versatility. He possesses great awareness when dropping into his zones and Boise used him on stunts and inside blitzes extensively.

As a pass rusher, Correa again displays good awareness in his hand placement. He is technically sound on top of possessing a good get off and a non stop motor, often chasing qurterbacks down from behind and swiping at the ball to force fumbles.

Courtney Upshaw could not provide half the play Ravens great Jarrett Johnson could. Correa is a player that could be an uprade on both.