The summer of Bud continues as Mr. Dupree finally made his appearance on Saturday Down South’s top 100 SEC players of 2014. SDS has been counting down the Southeast’s best all summer long and it’s been a waiting game to see where our best player would land. Here’s a bit of what they had to say about Bud:
The second and more dominant Kentucky pass rusher in the Top 100, Dupree teams up with Za’Darius Smith to generate the most talented set of bookends the Wildcats have had in the last decade, leaders on what assistant D.J. Eliot hopes is a potent defense this fall. Dupree is Kentucky’s most valuable player defensively, a multi-position tackler in relentless pursuit of the football who can stand up at outside linebacker or be unleashed at the snap from a traditional three-point stance.
[Read what else SDS had to say about Bud and his NFL future: No. 37 Alvin Dupree, Kentucky]
Bud Dupree recorded 6 sacks last season but with another off season under Stoops I bet he’ll be shedding more blockers and getting to the QB. Bud is exactly the type of player you want on the end of your line when you have to face off with running backs like Todd Gurley, Mike Davis, and Terrence Magee this season.Hopefully Bud, Z, and the rest of a line can put a stop to the 100+ yard rushers we allowed 6 times last season.
For the past three seasons Bud has been one of the few bright spots in an otherwise poor era. This year he deserves the success and accolades for all the hard work he’s put in while at Kentucky. If Kentucky can find a way to win 5 or 6 you know a big reason will be the play of Bud Dupree.