The NFL Draft is two weeks from tomorrow, and Bud Dupree is moving up the mock drafts. In case you missed it in last night’s night post, here’s a rundown of where Bud stands in the latest mock drafts:
- Sports Illustrated: 24th to Arizona
- USA Today: 16th to Houston
- CBS Sports: 8th to Atlanta
- Fox Sports: 13th to New Orleans
Yesterday, NFL.com’s Chase Goodbread named Dupree one of the nine most athletic prospects in the draft:
Bud Dupree, LB, Kentucky
Specs: 6-4, 269 pounds, 32 5/8-inch arms, 9 3/4-inch hands
Draft status: The best pro prospect to come from UK since Randall Cobb, if not before, Dupree is one of six listed here who should be gone in the first round. Like Armstead, Dupree was asked to perform multiple roles for the Wildcats and would fit well with a 3-4 defense.
He did what? Dupree ran a 4.56 at the NFL Scouting Combine with a 42-inch vertical jump and an 11-foot-6 broad jump, all stunning numbers for someone his size. Clemson’s Vic Beasley grabbed the combine headlines because his 4.53 40 was the fastest among linebackers, but at almost 25 pounds heavier, Dupree’s 4.56 was more impressive.
Bud is one of 26 prospects invited to the draft, and he’s taking Mark Stoops with him. Make us proud, guys.