Steeler Nation, the wait is over and the Pittsburgh Steelers have made their 1st round pick of the 2015 NFL Draft.With the 22nd overall pick the Steelers chose outside linebacker Alvin “Bud” Dupree out of Kentucky.
Dupree 6-4, 269 was a team captain for Kentucky in 2014. He finished 2014 with 74 tackles,12.5 tackles for a loss and 7.5 sacks.
Dupree started his last 38 career games at Kentucky totaling 23.5 sacks,248 total tackles and 36 tackles for a loss during his 45 game career.
Bud Dupree had a great NFL combine,running a blazing 4.56 in the 40 yard dash, also topping every player at his position in the broad jump 138.0 and vertical jump 42.0.
Dupree is also considered to be a team leader with a great work ethic and very good character.
The Steelers once again went looking for a pass rusher and it looks as though they may have found their man!
NFL.COM Mike Mayock:”Dupree is a big, strong, fast, freakish athlete. He’s a height-weight-speed guy. The one thing I don’t like is a lack of consistency. He’s explosive, big, strong and fits what Pittsburgh does defensively.”
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