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Steelers draft Kentucky pass rusher Bud Dupree in first round
Steelers draft Kentucky pass rusher Bud Dupree in first round

The Pittsburgh Steelers upgraded the athleticism of their front seven, selecting Kentucky pass rusher Bud Dupree in the first round of the NFL draft. The Steelers needed some explosiveness off the edge, and Dupree should be able to supply that immediately in their 3-4 defensive scheme. Selected 22nd overall, Dupree ran the 40-yard dash in 4.56 seconds at the NFL scouting combine where he also had a 42-inch vertical leap. The 6-foot-4, 270-pound linebacker had 7.5 sacks, 23.5 sacks in his college career. He had 74 tackles last season, 12.5 tackles for losses. He returned an interception against South Carolina for a touchdown. In 45 games, Dupree had 36 tackles for losses. He was...

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