As part of our coverage leading up to the 2015 NFL Draft we will provide profiles of 200 prospects, including what the scouts around the league are saying and video interviews with each player.

Bud Dupree (OLB), Kentucky

6’4” | 269 lbs.

2014 stats:

74 tackles, 12.5 TFL, 7.5 sacks, INT, TD

Selection:

1st round, No. 22 overall (Pittsburgh Steelers)

What scouts are saying:

"Dupree is an explosive, powerful athlete with a background in basketball. While he's been productive at Kentucky, his tape doesn't always do his potential justice. He must continue to improve as a pass rusher, but his traits are undeniable. Difference between being good and great might be his coordinator." - NFL.com's Lance Zierlein

"Productive pass rusher whose success stems from his physical gifts and technique. Has long arms, a quick burst, the flexibility to turn the corner and an explosive burst to close when the ballcarrier is near. Varies his rush moves, lulling opponents with one speed and surprising with an occasional extra burst to generate big plays at critical moments. Locates the ball quickly and is passionate in pursuit, making some big hits when he gets there." CBSSports.com's Rob Rang

"Outstanding power with ability to rag-doll tight ends at will. Should be an above average edge-setter. Good transition from playing run to rushing quarterback in play-action. Explosive closing burst. Willing thumper when he has a shot on running back. Can drop into space and play zone. Raw, but learning with huge growth potential as a player. Has strength at the point to be a physical edge-setter. Scouts give him plus grade for character." - NFL.com's Lance Zierlein

 

Video analysis provided by NBC Sports and Rotoworld NFL Draft expert Josh Norris.

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