Steelers Rumors: Kentucky Pass Rusher Bud Dupree A Top Draft Target?

While Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert has indicated that the team is looking for help at cornerback in the 2015 NFL Draft,'s Dane Brugler believes the team will pass on the top impact corners in the draft to take a pass rusher with the #22 overall pick.

Brugler believes the team's top target would likely be Kentucky's Bud Dupree, and cites the retirement of Jason Worilds and Jarvis Jones' general ineffectiveness as the reason why.

Here's's Jacob Klinger with his analysis of Brugler's mock draft pick for the Steelers:

There's a little bit of chatter out there that Dupree is "soft," which always strikes me as a heinously stupid thing to say about someone who runs through human walls as a career choice. Regardless, the excitement about Dupree comes from the physical facts of him running a 4.56-second 40-yard dash and vertical jumping 42 inches, all while weighing standing at 6 feet, 4 inches and weighing 269 pounds.

He's also tested and proven against SEC competition.

That last bit could be the clincher. Drafting a pass rusher who dealt with some of the nation's most highly-touted offensive linemen in the SEC could ensure a shorter learning curve when it comes to Dupree acclimating to the NFL game.

As always, stay tuned.

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