Earlier this week, we learned that Bud Dupree landed at #30 on Todd McShay’s ESPN mock draft. Well since it’s NFL Sunday, I wanted to share some other mock drafts and where they have Bud going. If you recall, McShay predicted that Dupree would be drafted by the Arizona Cardinals with the 30th pick.
#30. Seattle Seahawks: Alvin Dupree, DE, Kentucky
There are a number of reasons why the Seahakws underachieved this year until recently. One was a lacking pass rush. It’ll only get worse in the offseason when Cliff Avril hits free agency. Alvin Dupree, who has been a monster this season, fits what Seattle looks for from an athleticism standpoint.
– Sports Illustrated
#30. Denver Broncos: BUD DUPREE, DE/OLB Senior, Kentucky
The resurgence from DeMarcus Ware has helped key Denver’s defensive success this season. He won’t be around forever, and he and Von Miller could use a little help in the meantime. Dupree has eight sacks this season and 24 for his career. Those numbers would be even higher if Kentucky did not need him to do so many other things.
– CBS Sports
#21. New Orleans Saints: Alvin Dupree, DE, Kentucky
The Saints locked up Junior Galette to a long-term deal, but need another athletic pass rusher who can give opposing offenses trouble. Dupree is easily overlooked playing at Kentucky, but his first step and natural athletic traits will land him in the first round.
– Bleacher Report
#31. Arizona Cardinals: Alvin Dupree, DE/OLB, Kentucky
Arizona has an extremely impressive defense, but it tends to have trouble pressuring the quarterback at times. Dupree may very well translate to a 3-4 outside linebacker at the next level, which makes him a great option for the Cards.
Well there you have it. The majority have Dupree going to a Super Bowl contender late in the 1st round. Keep in mind the NFL Scouting Combine is still to come, as well as the Senior Bowl. The future looks bright for our former Wildcat.