All 91 is a Pittsburgh Steelers Now series profiling each of the 91 members of the Steelers 2019 training camp roster.
48 • Bud Dupree, fifth-year outside linebacker
Last year: Played in all 16 games and made 15 starts to tie a career high, doing enough for the Steelers to pick up the fifth-year option on his rookie contract.
Stats: Set a career high with 42 tackles. Also made eight tackles for a loss, 5 1/2 sacks, 13 quarterback hits, forced a fumble, defended three passes and had one interception that he returned for a touchdown.
In recognition of there now being 48 days remaining until the #Steelers kick off their 2019 regular season against the #Patriots, here's current No. 48 Bud Dupree (@Bud_Dupree) picking off a Ryan Fitzpatrick last season & returning it for a TD. pic.twitter.com/FEIBbZUzB5
— Steelers Depot (@Steelersdepot) July 22, 2019
Keith Butler knows how to construct a blitz. Ravens go into full slide towards the right, Bostic blitzes down and Watt drops out. It effectively gave Bud Dupree a free blitz. Good stuff. pic.twitter.com/WvhvicGTqx
— Nick Farabaugh (@FarabaughFB) May 31, 2019
Bud Dupree is screaming off the edge, whew. His burst is his best attribute. This is also a horrible set and angle by the OT considering how wide Dupree was playing. pic.twitter.com/tBFRjNiVzt
— Nick Farabaugh (@FarabaughFB) May 27, 2019
The story of Bud Dupree: almost there. Great move inside, puts pressure on Fitzpatrick but ball still gets out and completed. Can’t complain about Dupree here because he did everything right, just .01 seconds short of a big play. pic.twitter.com/V301YJTxK4
— Donnie Druin (@DonnieDruin) April 2, 2019
Camp outlook: Dupree’s training camp will be focused less on 2018 — when he’ll undoubtedly be the starter — as it will be on what happens in the future, with Dupree playing out the final year of his contract, and no extension in sight.
Projected role: Dupree will start, but it remains to be seen how much he’ll play in the team’s sub packages. With new talents like Mark Barron and Devin Bush, Dupree will have to earn every-down reps.