2015 NFL Draft Player Profiles: Kentucky OLB Alvin Dupree

As we delve further into the Pittsburgh Steelers offseason, out attention has begun to shift towards the draft. Live we’ve done in the past, these reports will cover the prospects of the 2015 NFL Draft, placing an emphasis on those who could help the Steelers the most.

We’ll focus on a position that may become the Steelers’ greatest need come the draft – outside linebacker. And one of the top prospects at that position. Kentucky’s Alvin “Bud” Dupree.

#2 – Alvin Dupree/OLB Kentucky 6’4 264

The Good

– Built well, looks the part, lot of muscle with little fat
– Excellent first step, explosive get off
– Speed rush forces tackles to cheat their kickslide, allowing them to be beat inside
– Tremendous athlete, maybe the best at his position
– Flashes quick hands and a strong punch, staying disengaged from the OT
– Love his motor, hustle
– Gets long arms extended versus the run
– Capable of shedding vs the run
– As versatile as they come
– Played mostly as an OLB in a 3-4
– Experience playing both sides, rushing and dropping, played with his hand down at LDE
– Some special teams value
– Impact player with a high level of production against good competition
– Lots of starting experience

The Bad

– Inconsistent pass rusher who doesn’t always exhibit good hand use
– Can get run up the arc, speed rush may be a little out of control
– Needs to add to repertoire as a pass rusher
– Needs to show more consistent flexibility and strength to turn the corner
– Has trouble anchoring against the run, can get pushed around when he’s stuck

Other

– 2014: 74 tackles, 12.5 TFL, 7.5 sacks, 2 FF, 1 INT, 1 blocked kick
– Career: 37 TFL, 23.5 sacks, 4 FF
– 2nd in Kentucky history in sacks
– Left school as SEC active sacks leader
– 2014 All-SEC First Team
– Three year starter
– Claims he has a vertical of 40 ½ inches, and a broad jump of 10’6”.
– Tight end and defensive end in high school, had over 1000 yards receiving as a senior

Tape Breakdown

Typically, after watching multiple games, I’ve gained enough confidence to make a claim over how I expect a player’s career to play out. An educated guess, of course, without much certainty. But nonetheless, a claim I’ll stick by.

For Dupree, it’s been a little more difficult. I’ll preface by saying I am still not completely sure how I feel about him. I’ve wavered back and forth. That seems to sum Dupree up well. Like my feelings, he’s inconsistent.

But we’ll start with the positives. One thing that is abundantly clear is the freak athlete he is. Looks good getting off the bus and is already at an NFL size. He’s cut with a lot of muscle and overall, carries his weight as well as you could hope. An intimidating-looking prospect.

And if his claims are true, he’s going to light up the Combine. If he jumps over 40 inches and runs in the high 4.4’s, something he’s claimed to be able to do, draftniks are going to lose their collective mind. It’s typically wise to not take a player’s claims at face value but with an athlete like Dupree, I believe him.

Those numbers that indicate explosion transfer to the tape. Borderline incredible get off that’s able to plain whip tackles. Explodes off the edge, gets to the QB, and doesn’t let him make a clean throw on the swing. He’s lined up at LOLB in this GIF.

While it’s part of what makes him inconsistent, when his hand fighting in the pass game is good, it’s good.

Like seeing the punch to slow the tackle and then beat him around the edge. Dupree is at LOLB, top of the screen.

I need to see more of this to his game, but he understands how to counter against tackles once they start to cheat and expect the edge rush. Another good punch followed with an inside counter that gets pressure.

Note he’s playing with his hand down as the LDE.

He would do similar on the next possession, winning inside against the right tackle. It’d result in a fumble and scoop and score for Kentucky.

Dupree doesn’t take that athleticism for granted, either. He plays hard on every snap. A trait that will endear himself to Steelers’ coaches and fans alike.

Despite rushing from his LOLB spot, Dupree runs to the catch and chips in on the tackle. What you love to see on any down, especially third and ten.

Perhaps the quality that makes Dupree the most intriguing is his versatility. The Wildcats played a 3-4 defense with Dupree serving mainly as an outside linebacker, who’d put his hand down in some sub-package work.

He has ample experience standing up at either linebacker spot. Has been asked to drop into coverage from either. There were games, the Florida one sticks out in particular, where he dropped more than he rushed. Well-versed in every phase of the defense. That’s rare to see in college and speaks to the athlete Dupree is.

The only difference I could tell was he mainly rushed with his hand down from left end. Not as much from the right side.

The Wildcats were comfortable enough at times to remain in their base defense even against 11 personnel. With Dupree’s athleticism, they’d line him over the slot. Shows the trust they have and the recognition of what kind of athlete they have.

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Despite seemingly having enough weight, his run defense leaves a bit to be desired. Must do a better job anchoring against the run when he can’t shed or has no choice but hold the point of attack in confined spaces.

Watch him get pancaked against Florida. He’s the ROLB.

There may actually be times where his first step is too good. Where his get off is so explosive that he gets out of control and isn’t able to turn the corner.

He smokes this South Carolina right tackle off the line. First step and explosion are top-notch. As good as you’ll probably find in this draft. Should be a win, right?

Despite the tackle beat and forced to lunge, he’s able to nudge Dupree enough to keep him from turning the edge. We’ll show it in GIF and picture form below.

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It’s a little out of control from Dupree. He’s going to need to get skinnier around the edge, really show that hip/ankle flexibility, or he’s going to have to power down just a bit. Sometimes, he’s fighting himself.

I don’t see him as a finished product. That’s exciting but also a little scary. It shows how much he can still grow – and we’re already talking at times, a dominant player – but how he’s still a projection and will need some coaching. He’s going to be inconsistent and will probably disappear at times early in his career. Has to get stronger and add a repertoire. Must continue to learn to use counters to his advantage. Use his speed rush to instill fear in the lineman and burn them for their aggressiveness.

The talk of an “Elephant” position has become more of a buzzword at this point. But if we are going to talk about it, Dupree is a natural fit.

I’m a person that loves to get into the X’s and O’s. To get into the finer details of the game. It gives me an excuse to stay indoors and avoid socialization.

But the “Elephant” position isn’t one that needs to be made complicated. Its qualifications are simple but precise.

Find a freak talent who can play all over the field and get after the quarterback. Don’t focus on what his limitations are. Focus on his strengths.

Dupree fits that description perfectly. He’s not perfect but it’s intoxicating to think about what he is capable of becoming. There are only a handful of players in each class who have a skillset similar to what he brings. You don’t pass up those guys.

When we’re focusing on arguably the most important position of the front seven, a dominant outside linebacker, you have to be willing to take that chance.

The only concern now is if someone before the Steelers will decide to pull the trigger first.

Projection: Top 20

Games Watched: at Florida, vs South Carolina, at Missouri, at Louisville

Previous Scouting Reports

Javorius Allen – http://www.steelersdepot.com/2015/01/2015-nfl-draft-player-profiles-usc-rb-javorius-allen/

P.J. Williams – http://www.steelersdepot.com/2015/01/2015-nfl-draft-player-profiles-florida-state-cb-p-j-williams/

Maxx Williams – http://www.steelersdepot.com/2015/01/2015-nfl-draft-player-profiles-minnesota-te-maxx-williams/

About the Author

Alex Kozora

Full-time blogger from mom’s basement. Marrying tape and statistics. Chidi Iwuoma is my favorite Steeler of all-time.

  • Leon Mcnair

    I would love this pick

  • Leon Mcnair

    I would love this pick

  • SteelersDepot

    in the game against Tennessee later in the year the color guy said they dropped Dupree into coverage about 50% of the time. just fyi

  • The Notorious TOM

    Have you ever heard a more Steeler name than ”Bud”? Made a fan of me, great writeup.

  • Kevin Gobleck

    He just seems like a steelers player. I want this one.

  • Trevor

    I can’t imagine he would fall to Pittsburgh. Guys with great measurables almost always get overdrafted. Only thing that could make it happen in my eyes is either character concerns or a incident like Star Lotulelei a couple years ago, where a misdiagnosis of a heart condition caused a drop. But hey, we can hope, right?

  • Kevin Gobleck

    Quick tell the media he has spinal stenosis and an irregular heart beat! He’ll be sure to drop to use then lol

  • The Notorious TOM

    We’re a long way from the draft, so many things can happen between now and April. Who woulda thunk that Sharrif Floyd, or Rashede Hageman, or Arthur Brown would’ve lasted as long as they did?

  • Douglas Andrews

    That’s shocking when you think he could have easily hit the double digits in sacks with more rush opportunities. At 265lbs dropping in coverage 50% of the time and running a 4.4 40 that’s freakish.

  • AndyR34

    Alex – It may be premature, but would you take Dupree over Fowler?

  • Spencer Krick

    Would you trade up for him?

  • cp72

    To bad he dropped out of the Senior Bowl would have liked to see him in the one on ones.

  • cp72

    I bet the farm he won’t run 4.4. That’s out of this world at 260 plus pounds.

  • Lil Smitty

    If he puts up the numbers in the combine like he said he could, he will be gone in the first ten picks. The Steelers have too many needs to go that high in the draft. If he drops to fifteen I could see them going for him.
    One thing you didn’t point out is he plays to high. He was almost standing up straight when engaging the linemen. That would make him easy to block since the lineman would be under his pads.

  • Trevor

    I see what you’re saying, and anything is possible, but none of the guys you mentioned are pass rushers. We’ll see. He just seems like a guy that will end up a top-10 pick to me.

  • steeltown

    Neither Fowler nor Dupree really jump off the page, I like them both for their size and athleticism but I am not moving up to grab either one.

  • falconsaftey43

    Pass rushers who haven’t put it all together yet scare me, there seem to be so many of these athletically gifted edge players that bust. But they have to take a chance on one of these OLBs early. I like Bud, but think Fowler has a better all around game.

  • Alex Kozora

    I haven’t watched any Fowler, outside of what Dave posted. He looked impressive too. So I’m not really sure.

  • Alex Kozora

    All depends on a lot of variables. The cost to make the move, who is available on the board, the draft picks I have coming into the draft, etc.

  • Weiss Chad

    I’m guessing he does.You have Gregory ,Ray and fowler all who will most likely go in front of him and Beasley probably will also.I would be stunned if five olb went by pick 22

  • Kyle

    I’m a UK fan so I may be biased but Bud is an even better kid and leader as he is a player. You won’t have to worry about him off the field or his work ethic at all. He’s still raw as he was a TE during his redshirt year and then a LB his next two years before playing the hybrid role the last two years under Stoops. He’s a freak athlete but I’ll be surprised if he runs a 4.4. Wouldn’t be at all surprised to see a 4.6 though.

  • Col. Angus

    The good and bad points listed sound a lot like those with Jarvis Jones.

  • falconsaftey43

    The big difference that I see is that Bud has the athletic ability and size to improve on his weaknesses. Jarvis is pretty limited athletically by comparison.

  • Alex Kozora

    Dupree is a much better athlete. That’s the big difference.

  • LucasY59

    yep, they are the type of player that the Athleticism and Potential Upside make it tempting to move up to get them (especially when the Team needs that type of player) but they can’t risk the 1st rd pick plus whatever it would take to move to get them (not enough of a “sure thing” star player, especially when they recently used a 1st on Jarvis and so far he needs to improve to be worth the his pick) if either are available at 22 will be happy, if they blow up the combine (It looks like Dupree will for sure) another team will reach to get them

    The reach will push a good player down and the Steelers should have a choice of high quality players to choose from at 22

  • LucasY59

    If he runs 4.4 he will be gone by the teen picks, if it is 4.6 he could be available at 22, so start hoping he has an off day at the combine

  • steeltown

    No doubt I’d take either at 22, just not moving up

  • ATL96STEELER

    IMO from watching a few FL games, and 1 KY game…Fowler is a better prospect…both have the kind of upside potential that JJ did not…That said, I’m not sure a reasonable move up player really exists for the Steelers in this draft.

  • LucasY59

    Yep, JJ came in after dominating in College, he didn’t need upside they needed him to continue to be the play maker he had been, unfortunately that has not happened, He was supposed to be the “sure thing” having played as a 3-4 OLB, in the SEC (where he “should” be as ready as posible for the pros) there wasn’t supposed to be a transition period.

    obviously the transition from college to NFL is tough, but taking a guy that already knows he has to work and “transition” is probably the better route to go than a guy without much upside, If the guy is at his best already in college, it probably isn’t going to work in the NFL

  • Big White

    Like the prospect, but too many good Offensive Tackles on the board.

  • Ernest

    Just watched Dupree vs Louisville and compared with Eli Harold vs Louisville. I think Harold is just as impressive and maybe a little more explosive but needs to bulk up. I’m not moving up for either. though Harold might be available in 2nd.

  • LucasY59

    Harold, Orchard and Kikaha are OLB’s that look to be available in rd 2, (Kikaha might be my fav of all the OLB prospects)

  • steeltown

    I admittedly don’t know much about Harold

  • Ernest

    I like Kikaha a lot but I’m worried that he benefited from playing alongside IMO the best DT (shelton) and the best CB(Peters) in the nation.

  • steeltown

    Orchard and Kikaha both look pretty solid. I bet Kikaha would go alot higher if he didnt have those ACL issues

  • StarSpangledSteeler

    Falcon-

    I feel the same way. If I have to gamble on a 3-4 conversion edge rusher, I’d much rather do it in the 2nd or 3rd round. You can still get a very athletic guy. But the bust hurts much less as far as overall draft value.

  • LucasY59

    I agree and really like all three, UW’s offense must’ve been really bad to have those 3 guys and Thompson on D (the O did Steal Shaq to be a RB for part of the season)and not be playing for at least the PAC 12 championship

    should take Shelton in the 1st and Kikaha in the 2nd and Peters in the 3rd (will never happen but like I said like all 3 players)

  • Alexander Sebastian Heath

    That’s why I love the kid, he’s a natural 3-4 ROLB in our scheme and could easily be an elephant. Should also make a note: he’s much more inconsistent and his stats weren’t good as last year because they played him as a 4-3 DE more and asked him to drop in coverage. You would think they were talking about Dion Jordan but Jordan is a better run-stuffer and is a natural blitzer. That’s the key word, blitzer. You want a pass-rusher not a blitzer. Coming out of college, Jarvis Jones was a blitzer not a pass-rusher.

  • LucasY59

    yep with th 2 prev. injuries he might be one more away from career ending, but from what I’ve read the 2nd surgery went much better than the 1st and going through it the 2nd time he seemed to put a lot of work into rehabbing and healing correctly, and he has 2 productive seasons since the last one also

  • LucasY59

    I guess they only had Peters for half the season, and thats why I don’t think its likely but not totally crazy to think they could get him with the 3rd (most likely taken in the 2nd)

    If his pre-draft interviews make it look like it the incident with the coaches and team were just a disagreement and inability to work together, his talent will wont let him slip any further, If the problem is worse he could slide a lot further

  • Ernest

    Seen a lot of Peters film, his talent should put him top 10 and maybe the best corner since patrick peterson to come out. I point to him vs stanford in 2013. Its going to be tricky with him. if he interviews well then he jumps up draft boards into the early 1st round but if he interviews bad then comes off the steelers draft board. I would be extremely surprised if he lands to us in the 1st or 2nd.

  • blackandgoldBullion

    Maybe he could help as a TE down at the goal line as well.

  • Weiss Chad

    I disagree about Shelton.His stats are misleading.Something like seven sacks came against eastern Washington and some other but team.I don’t think he can hold point of attack and gets knocked unbalanced of his feet to often.He follows the ball well I just don’t see penetration enough and see him get single blocked at times.Way overrated Imo.Kikaha has that slim frame and quickness and not much strength more finesse but definitely playmaker.

  • george

    We can only hope

  • LucasY59

    yep Clowney was a little heavier and ran 4.56? that had people going crazy,

    If Bud runs 4.4 he could jump Ray and Gregory and contend for the top OLB/pass rusher picked

    Shazier running 4.4 bumped him up from late 1st early 2nd to the Steelers pick at 15 (ahead of the #1 ILB Mosley)

  • cencalsteeler

    Alex. The thing I like about this guy is all of the good things you point out are excellent qualities you look for in an olb. The bad things you pointed out can easily be taught or coached up. Like this one, great analysis.

  • Leon Mcnair

    Do you realize, this,was,the,first year the O line got to play with each other all year and munchak first yet he did great, O line not the,problem yes they need depth but they have,to go OLB,or LB first

  • Leon Mcnair

    True but If he’s there at 22 u take him

  • LucasY59

    Jordan was a bit over hyped, hope Dupree isn’t this year and the Steelers have a shot at him. combine will have a lot to say about how much hype he will get

  • LucasY59

    I think the OT to pick would be Ogbueghi in the 3rd or 4th, The Line played well this yr and the missing piece is a true LT (Beachum is holding it down and proved that after filling in for 2013 it will take a lot to move him out of there, had a solid 2014) so Although its hard to find good LT’s outside the 1st rd it can happen and picking a guy that looked at one time like he could be the top LT prospect (needs work and was over rated) in the 3rd or 4th would be good value, he can take a redshirt, heal and learn under Munchak and be ready to fight it out with Beachum the next yr with the loser going to LG (which also strengthens the O-Line, Foster is a Good Vet guy to have around but probably the weakest link IMO)

  • Big White

    I’d love a good OLB, but I can’t get past Marcus Gilbert. awful.

  • Big White

    I’ll take Ramon over Gilbert any day of the week. Matter of fact, Ramon can play some Tackle. Give him a shot, before Gilbert embarrasses himself again next year.

  • Alexander Sebastian Heath

    It’d not be fair to say Dupree is a better prospect; he’s probably just a better fit for the Steelers especially when Butler stated he wants to run 4-3 and 3-4. Fowler is a really good OLB who can blitz effectively. Had we not drafted Jarvis Jones and got stuck with him, I’d probably like Fowler better. Dupree is a more of natural 3-4 ROLB/elephant. Fowler could play both sides, but probably not at ROLB as effective as Bud.

  • Alexander Sebastian Heath

    Jordan probably was overhyped, but… It’s hard to say he’s not doing so good for the Dolphins, they have been misplacing him at LDE, behind Cameron Wake and playing behind Wake/Vernon of course you wouldn’t produce as much. Dolphins announced they are moving him to OLB (finally!) so we probably will finally get to see the kind of player Jordan really are, hopefully as just I thought he was.
    Dolphins learned he COULD play OLB when they had Jordan on Gronkowski and Rob couldn’t catch anything in first half….. They stopped doing that in 2nd half and of course, the Patriots won. Talking about a bad scout team!
    Overhyped or not; Jordan would have been a great LOLB for us.

  • LucasY59

    just had to trade up from 16 to (where was he taken?) 3rd overall, which means we wouldn’t have to worry about this yrs first rd pick and would’nt have Shazier cause it would’ve cost at least 2 first rd picks

  • LucasY59

    Gilbert mainly sucks against Dumervil, but not overly impressed with either, just stuck with Gilbert and his contract for longer

  • Lewis

    I bet at least one of those guys craps the bed at the combine. Someone always does.

  • Lewis

    I bet he’s a top 15 pick. Just seems to be the type of guy that will be combine candy. People will love what he shows at the combine and pine over those numbers while ignoring his complete body of work. (which still isn’t bad).

  • Leon Mcnair

    Really. He wasn’t that bad he improved. A lot and Ike I said first try ear playing. Togetherand the sacks was,down so I don’t know what games u was watching

  • Zarbor

    Couldn’t agree anymore. I think there are better fit for the Steelers.

  • SnoopDogg123

    I’m tired of guys that need to bulk up.. Just get a big guy.

  • GoSteelerz

    I think it’s the intangibles that will make the difference for Dupree. We fans don’t know yet, but maybe the scouts and such have a better idea. If he has the leadership and work ethic, then I think his flaws are fixable. And as he is now he will make some plays for whoever drafts him. As he gets better, in a year or two, he could be really good. Assuming we’ve done our homework, I wouldn’t be upset at all with this pick at 22, if he is still there at that time, of course!

  • Craig M

    Ziggy Hood was a heck of an athlete also, but didn’t pan out- but this kid “bud” heck yes, if we get a chance go for it.

  • Alexander Sebastian Heath

    Beasley probably will fall, very likely since there are rumors Beasley is actually only 225 lbs and ran 4.7, which is… opposite from what you have been seeing on highlights and if that’s true… Ouch.
    Plus on a side-note; I have Randy Gregory falling too, but not too far though.

  • Alexander Sebastian Heath

    I actually believe his 40 yards, unofficial probably will be little under 4.6 but his 3-cones number probably will be popping out.

  • Alexander Sebastian Heath

    I don’t know where this “sure thing” came from, that was the worst pick I have seen Colbert making, this include Troy Edwards and Ziggy Hood. Keep this in mind, Edwards produced, JJ barely produced. Maybe Kevin Colbert fell for Mel Kiper’s pimped thoughts.
    I hated the pick, still do, will always. JJ always was a blitzer, Dupree is a pass-rusher, not a blitzer.

  • Alexander Sebastian Heath

    Fowler is a better OLB, Dupree is a better pass-rusher. two different aspects, but overall- yes Fowler is better. I really do think Dupree is a better prospect for us though.

  • Alexander Sebastian Heath

    Kikaha is vastly overrated, almost like Jarvis Jones but worse. Eli Harold, though could easily sneak into first round after his combine. He was a darn good receiver in high school and always had a good long speed, his workout partner in high school was Shamarko Thomas. So to put it kindly; Eli is a gym warrior.

  • Alexander Sebastian Heath

    He has all the tools to be next Darrell Revis, problem is… His head isn’t screwed on his shoulder properly. I mean, after the Blount incident vs the Titans, do you think the Steelers would risk drafting a bonehead?

  • Alexander Sebastian Heath

    follow him, he’s a prospect to keep eyes on.

  • Leon Mcnair

    Athlete? He was a work out warrior. In the gym but otherwise. He stinks. He did nothing for the team then and even worse for the team he plays for now.(Hood. Was a bummed)

  • Douglas Andrews

    Even if he does run a 4.4. 40 the 40yrd dash for an OLB is over rated. I look at the tape to evaluate a player so if the tape says speed and explosion i tend to trust that over the stopwatch.

  • LucasY59

    There is no “sure thing” rookie, even if there was, there is still an injury risk. I will wait at least another season before I decide how bad of a pick Jarvis was, my comment was that:

    They thought JJ would be as close to a plug and play rookie as they could find at OLB, he played in a similar scheme and Dominated competition in one of the top football conferences in college football

    I was also saying that I prefer a guy with more upside and great athletic and physical skills over a guy with more polish that may have maxed out or be close to his ceiling

  • NinjaMountie

    Well, you pretty much said the exact same thing that Craig said.

  • NinjaMountie

    I can certainly see OLB being drafted early but I see absolutely no need for a LB to be drafted until the late rounds if then. I’m thinking OLB/CB as the teams primary needs, and as it stands right now multiple picks should be expended on both.

  • NinjaMountie

    Huge differences between the two. Literally. Dupree is bigger/stronger/faster and more athletic in every way.

  • ATL96STEELER

    I hope we get an edge pass rusher and JJ gets it in gear…i.e. I would welcome Dupree!

  • I don’t want to get ahead of myself, but this is the first “trade-up” guy I’ve read about so far. If the Steelers are willing to move, it might just be for Dupree. (Perhaps they’d move up a couple of spots for Maxx Williams, but I doubt it.) He’d certainly be a great fit, assuming he can overcome his rawness and the coaches can work with him.

    In addition to the horrendous DB play, the thing that really bothered me (as of course it bothered most of you) regarding the D this year was the lack of consistent pressure from the OLBs, with the exception of Harrison in a game or two. More than that, though, there was just nothing scary about our pass rush, nothing that would force opposing offences to change their gameplans significantly. Think what the Ravens bring each game. They overcome horrendous pass defence with overwhelming play from their front seven. On every play, you had to account for Suggs, Dumervil, Ngata, etc. For us, what? Worilds? Hardly. Maybe Dupree is the guy, maybe he isn’t, but it’s clear this team needs someone like him, someone who can change a game all by himself.

  • Ernest

    most likely not, but I guess that is why a lot of teams invest in the interview process. Trust me! I want no part of him if he is a bonehead. I expect the FO to do their due diligence on his character.

  • Leon Mcnair

    Max Williams? They are not going Te round where They need OLB and CB 3rd or fourth for a TE

  • Weiss Chad

    If that is true he will drop.He looks much faster .Cant wait for combine!

  • Weiss Chad

    God please let it be Shane Ray !!lol

  • JAMESH

    “Bud” could be a good nickname for LeGarret Blount or LeVeon Bell.

  • JAMESH

    He gets quick real fast.

  • Frank

    Troy Edwards was Tom Donahoe’s last 1rst RD pick, in 99′, K.Colbert came in 2000 & Drafted Plax.

  • Steelers_DaBus

    Welcome Home Dupree

  • Spencer Krick

    Well don’t worry about it man, we didn’t have to!

  • Gautama Om

    A player being ‘raw’ or lack of technique can be a negative or a positive. I’d like to think it is a positive meaning he has huge room for improvement on things that are coachable, especially for a player with great work ethic like him.

  • Gautama Om

    yeah 1.60s on 10 yard split, equals or beats like 70% of the WR’s at the combine. His 10 yard split is more important than his 40 time, although 4.56 40time is pretty good as well.

  • Gautama Om

    Clowney (266lbs) ran 4.53 vs. Bud’s (269lbs) ran at 4.56.

  • mhurk

    Question Alex. Would You have taken Byron Jones over Bud?

  • mhurk

    good call! JJ when healthy and given open lanes can be a terror. hopefully the addition of Bud, Development of ShadeTree. and working out with Debo. along with Debo being Debo. still need a corner or 3 lol and a FS ,both Mitchell and Shark are both SS ….. Rowe/ Rollins/Carter/Ifo/BestAvailabale BallHawk could actually make our defense respectable! 🙂 assuming Butler actually bucks the trend and lets the Rooks sniff the field.

  • Craig M

    Thanks for the chuckle, that was a good one.

  • Madi

    In Alex’s mock he had Dupree going at #5 overall. So I don’t think so.

  • Madi

    Colbert said they considered it, but decided to wait. Thank god! We’d have lost a 3rd or 4th for nothing.