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Steelers Projected to Earn 4th Round Compensatory Pick in 2022 NFL Draft

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The Pittsburgh Steelers will receive a fourth-round compensatory draft pick in the 2022 NFL Draft to offset the loss of free agent linebacker Bud Dupree, according to a projection by Over the Cap.

The Steelers lost Bud Dupree to the Tennessee Titans last March, one of three countable free agent losses the team had, along with offensive lineman Matt Feiler and cornerback Mike Hilton.

The Steelers made two countable acquisitions in offensive lineman Joe Haeg and cornerback Ahkello Witherspoon. Those two additions cancel out the team’s final two countable losses.

Dupree is close to the cutoff line between being worth a third- and fourth-round pick, so it’s possible the official announcement, which is usually released in late February, is slightly more favorable to the Steelers.

Dupree signed a five-year, $82.5 million contract with the Titans. He missed six games with injury this season and finished with three sacks, two tackles for loss and a forced fumble.

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