By Matt Sullivan
With the 2015 NFL Draft just around the corner, we highlight the players that have been most linked to a Cleveland Browns Selection in the first round. The Browns hold picks No. 12 & 19 in the first round.
Height/weight: 6-4/ 269lbs
________G Solo Asst Sack FF FR
2014: 12 45 29 7.5 2 0
2013: 11 35 26 7 2 0
2012: 12 54 37 6.5 0 0
2011: 12 12 9 2.5 0 1
Projection: 1st rd. picks 10-20
Dupree is a long and athletic edge rusher with big hit ability. Dupree, who ran a 4.5 40 and measured in with a 42″ vertical at the combine, is considered by many to be an “athletic freak” with a big time burst who closes in on the ball carrier very quickly. Excelled at dropping back in coverage when asked and has good instincts. Known to be a great leader.
Unfortunately, Dupree lacks a little strength. Even though he is 270lbs he has trouble getting off the line once a blocker gets his hands on him. Scouts believe he has bad Instincts which leads to bad angles to the ball.
If taken by the Cleveland Browns Dupree could be the impactful pass rusher they have been lacking for many years. The downside is that if they decide to take Dupree with the 12th or the 19th pick they could be looking at another Barkevious Mingo, an athletic quick pass rusher with one move, bad run stopping skills, and weak once engaged by blockers. Dupree’s upside is huge but may not be worth the risk.
Player Comparison: Barkevious Mingo