Bud Dupree first-round capsule
Player: Alvin “Bud” Dupree
Position: Outside linebacker
Born: Macon, Georgia
Measurables: 4.56 40, 42-inch vertical leap.
Bio: Dupree is considered solid against the run, but has the ability to transition into pass coverage against tight ends. He had only 7 1⁄2 sacks in 2014, but his run-stopping ability was hard for the Steelers to ignore, considering they’ve struggled to stop the run the past two seasons. Dupree, who started 38 games, had 74 tackles — including 12 1⁄2 tackles for losses — against some of the SEC’s best ground games. He doesn’t possess the lateral movement of either third-year linebacker Jarvis Jones or the retired Jason Worilds and he lacks pure pass-rushing skills. Yet, the Steelers see a tremendous upside in a player who could both defend the run and pass. With Dupree, the Steelers have now selected a linebacker with their first pick three years in a row.