NFL 2015 first-round preseason grades

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Aug 23, 2015; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Hundley (7) is sacked by Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Bud Dupree (48) during the third quarter at Heinz Field. The Steelers won 24-19. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

BUD DUPREE. A. <p>The Pittsburgh Steelers always find these sometimes oversized but always athletic linebackers. They’re especially good at finding outside linebackers to come off the edge to rush the passer. And The Steelers like ’em mean and nasty too to hold up the image and tradition of the Steel Curtain.</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>After thinking too much early on, Dupree started to show that athleticism and nastiness he was drafted for. Then as the preseason went on, he started getting active and disruptive against the run and pass. His best game was his third preseason game where he got in on a sack for a safety and collected his own.</p>. EDGE. Pittsburgh Steelers

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