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Bud Dupree first-round capsule

Mark Kaboly
| Thursday, April 30, 2015 10:45 p.m
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Kentucky's Bud Dupree tackles Ohio's Daz'mond Patterson on Sept. 6, 2014.
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The Steelers selected Kentucky linebacker Bud Dupree (left) with the 22nd pick of the first round of hte NFL Draft on Thursday.
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The Steelers selected Alvin 'Bud' Dupree with their first-round pick on Thursday.
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Louisville's Michael Dyer fumbles while tackled by Kentucky's Bud Dupree on Nov. 29, 2014.
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Kentucky's Bud Dupree poses with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell after being selected by the Steelers as the 22nd overall pick in the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft on Thursday, April 30, 2015, at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University in Chicago.
Steelers introduce No. 1 pick Dupree
Dupree file Player: Alvin “Bud” Dupree Position: Outside linebacker Height: 6-4 Weight: 264 Born: Macon, Georgia College: Kentucky Measurables: 4.56 40, 42-inch vertical leap. Bio:...

Dupree file

Player: Alvin “Bud” Dupree

Position: Outside linebacker

Height: 6-4

Weight: 264

Born: Macon, Georgia

College: Kentucky

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 12 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 12 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.

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