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Rumph, Dupree make ESPN SEC position rankings

UK fell to Auburn 37-34 on a last second field goal by the Tigers during Saturday's SEC game at Commonwealth Stadium in Lexington, Ky.

Help is on the way, but right now, Kentucky is one of the least talented teams in the SEC. However, there are a few exceptions. ESPN’s SEC blog ranked Donte Rumph as the league’s fourth best defensive tackle, and Bud Dupree the league’s third best defensive end. Check it out:

DEFENSIVE TACKLES

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4. Donte Rumph, Sr., Kentucky: He’s been a steady player for the Wildcats over the years and with players around him getting better, he should be able to have even more freedom up front. He only had six tackles for loss last year, but posted four sacks. He can be very disruptive in both the run and pass game and with help from new coach Mark Stoops, he should really excel in his final year with the Wildcats.

DEFENSIVE ENDS

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3. Alvin “Bud” Dupree, Jr., Kentucky: He’s moving from outside linebacker, but Dupree has been one of the best pass-rushers in the league the past two years. He has nine sacks in two years and had 12.5 tackles for loss last year. Dupree has exceptional speed off the edge and should be even more dangerous with his hand in the ground this fall.

Rumph injured his shoulder during spring practice, but is expected to be fully recovered for fall camp. We’ll certainly need him.

Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

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7 Comments for Rumph, Dupree make ESPN SEC position rankings



  1. mocha
    11:36 am July 9, 2013 Permalink

    So now there are job ads on ksr?



  2. The Loco Pollo
    11:38 am July 9, 2013 Permalink

    Good for them. We’ll need them to be big time performers.

    As for the job listing post above…there are ways you could make that 10x more effective for you, the advertiser and not be as annoying to readers if you’d just make the redesign changes you’ve been blabbing about for years. Looks amateur hour for all parties.



  3. Job posting
    11:42 am July 9, 2013 Permalink

    Agree with #2. Embarrassing.



  4. Tim
    12:03 pm July 9, 2013 Permalink

    What about smith? What’s going on with him? Is he not as good as thought to be or what? Just curious because havnt heard much about him lately



  5. duffus
    12:26 pm July 9, 2013 Permalink

    You have got to be kidding me!!! This is great leave off MR COBBLE and that other defensive end whats his name!! Surprise team in the league no doubt! Love it!!!



  6. jhnny
    12:43 pm July 9, 2013 Permalink

    “Kentucky is one of the least talented teams in the SEC” But, but, but, how is this possible? I thought Joker brought in the best recruiting classes in UK history? Thank God for Coach Stoops!



  7. Algebra
    12:52 pm July 9, 2013 Permalink

    #6 UK being the least talented SEC Team AND joker bringing in the best recruiting classes in UK history (up until now) are NOT mutually exclusive. Both can be true at the same time and probably are.