There is no denying that the Pittsburgh Steelers are getting old, especially on defense. With great needs on the defensive line as well as the secondary, power rusher Bud Dupree fell into their lap with the 22nd overall pick.
Dupree is an explosive pass rusher who will give the rebuilding Pittsburgh defense a great deal of versatility on the line. Not only does Dupree bring youth, but his ability to rush the passer or drop back into coverage will give the Steelers a great deal of options to craft schemes around.
With all of that being said the Steelers desperately needed a cornerback. Hell, they desperately need anyone in the secondary that can help cover receivers. Dupree is a big talent, but not necessarily the biggest need that faced the Steelers.
Instant Grade: B–
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