College football season is finally over and now the focus turns to the upcoming NFL Draft. One of our favorite Cats, Bud Dupree is projected to go 21st to the Bengals. Below is what Mel Kiper had to say about Bud.
21. Bud Dupree, Cincinnati Bengals
The Bengals had only the appearance of a rotation at defensive end in 2014 because while Carlos Dunlap is an effective player, the same can’t be said for Wallace Gilberry (up and down) and Robert Geathers (safely below average), and they could really use more explosiveness in the pass rush. The team finished with just 20.0 sacks, way below where Marvin Lewis needs them to be. Dupree has quietly been one of the better pass-rushers in the SEC for three years and should show off big-time physical skills at the combine in February. If they want a better rotation and more pass rush, they can do a lot worse. He’d be a good fit in this system.
Check out some highlights below. Good Luck in the NFL Bud!