NFL 2015 First-Round Preseason Progress Reports

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Aug 23, 2015; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Bud Dupree (48) pressures Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Hundley (7) during the second half of the game at Heinz Field. The Steelers won the game, 24-19. Mandatory Credit: Jason Bridge-USA TODAY Sports

Pittsburgh Steelers. BUD DUPREE. A. <p>The Pittsburgh Steelers have been known for their outside linebackers coming off the edge for years now. And those outside linebackers are often oversized with tremendous burst and explosion. They’re aslo very nasty human beings that don’t mind hurting those they play against.</p> <p>At 6’4″, 270 pounds, running a 4.5 40 and nasty-as-all get-out, Bud Dupree fits the Steelers’ mold. He is especially nasty, having been thrown out of drills for fighting too much in training camp. That’s why the Steelers took him with the No. 22 overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft.</p> <p>But thinking too much, didn’t allow Dupree show that athleticism and nastiness in his first preseason game. Then in the second one, he seemed to cut it loose, setting a hard edge against the run, getting in on a sack for a safety and collecting his own sack. It’s obvious now, you can’t help but see the Steelers found their kind of guy so they get a A.</p>. EDGE

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