Alvin ‘Bud’ Dupree
On Day one of the 2015 NFL Draft, the Steelers snatched up Outside Linebacker Alvin ‘Bud’ Dupree from the University Of Kentucky. This is the third year in a row the Steelers have selected a Linebacker in the first round of the draft, but Bud Dupree looks as if he is going to be the real deal.
At 6′ 4″ and 269lbs, Dupree is originally from Macon, GA., is country strong and has very natural instincts for football. With the departure of Jason Worilds due to retirement, the thinking is Dupree will have to be game ready by day one. Given the Steelers Defense has become depleted additionally by the retirements of Troy Polomalu and Ike Taylor, it’s a safe bet Bud Dupree will see plenty of playing time in his Rookie Season.