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2016 NFL DRAFT

Alvin Dupree, DE

School: Kentucky  |  Conference: SEC
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Irwinton, GA
Height/Weight: 6-4 / 269 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
1311

Player Lowdown

Combine Results
40 Yd 20 Yd 10 Yd 225 Bench Vertical jump Broad Shuttle 3-Cone Drill
4.562.651.60- 4211'6"--
Workout Results
40 Yd 20 Yd 10 Yd 225 Bench Vertical jump Broad Shuttle 3-Cone Drill
---- --4.487.52

Mock Draft Expert Analysis

  • New Orleans Saints | #13
    With two first round picks and multiple needs after jettisoning tight end Jimmy Graham, wide receiver Kenny Stills and guard Ben Grubbs, the Saints could go in a variety of directions here. Providing defensive coordinator Rob Ryan with an explosive rusher like Dupree could provide the greatest immediate impact.
  • New York Jets | #6
    The Jets are unpredictable at this spot with the quarterbacks off the board and a first-year general manager and head coach turning in the draft card. Dupree isn't yet the sum of his parts, but he has arguably the most upside of this class of pass rushers.
  • New York Jets | #6
    He is a power rusher who would be a perfect addition to their front. They have a good down three and secondary. Now they add that elite pass rusher. Dupree is a player scouts have loved all along, but is just now getting hype from draftniks.
  • Atlanta Falcons | #8
    The Falcons have to take a pass-rusher and Dupree gives them a guy who will work in Dan Quinn's system. Watching him at times (that Florida game, mesh) is scary but he's dominant during others.
 

Strengths Weaknesses

STRENGTHS: 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.

Often asked to drop and has some instincts in coverage. Has good lateral agility to slip bigger, slower opponents and the understanding of leverage to get under their pads and to create a pile to plug-up the action. Touted as a strong leader on and off the field.

WEAKNESSES:Lacks functional football strength. Struggles to rip free once engaged. Relies on his agility and savvy to slip by would-be blockers. Rarely physically breaks the grasp of blockers once engaged. Rarely gets his hands up to cloud the vision of quarterbacks. Sometimes takes wide angles in pursuit, giving up extra yardage.

COMPARES TO: Kamerion Wimbley, Tennessee Titans -- Has a blend of length and burst to enjoy a long, productive career as an NFL edge rusher. To achieve his full potential and become an every-down player, he'll need to get stronger in run support.

--Rob Rang

Player Overview

Dupree's length, agility and closing speed stand out on tape and his comfort playing out of a two- or three-point stance will attract multiple suitors. Better yet, his traits translate into production against quality competition, as Dupree is the SEC's active sack leader.

Dupree doesn't come without some red flags. Despite adding 15 pounds of muscle to his frame he must get stronger. His production has come while splitting duties between defensive end in a 4-3 alignment and as a stand-up outside linebacker, versatility some scouts find intriguing, but others question if favorable matchups booster production for the star rusher.

Dupree emerged the past two years in Mark Stoops' highly aggressive scheme that has previously made collegiate stars out of several pass rushers he coached at Florida State, most of whom have struggled to duplicate their success in the NFL.

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05/05/2015 - A closer look at the Steelers' eight picks: Round 1/22 - Bud Dupree, OLB, 6-4, 269, Kentucky...Steelers desperately need a pass rush - 33 sacks last season were their fewest since 1989 - and they believe Dupree will answer the bell on the left side of their defense. Not a projection, he played the position for the Wildcats, a three-year starter. Big, rangy, he can run, cover and get to the QB. - The Sports Xchange
 

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