The Eighth pick of the 2015 Big Blue View Community Mock Draft is in.
Pick - Alvin "Bud" Dupree, DE/OLB, Kentucky
Defensive minded HC Dan Quinn, coming over from the Seattle Seahawks and his dominate defensive reputation, will want to put his finger print of the Falcons defense. . Dupree offers Atlanta an extremely athletic and versatility player to man the LEO backer position, as well as slide into any of the defensive line slots. At 6'4 269lbs, Dupree ran a 4.56 40 yard dash faster than many RBs . His 10yard split of 1.60 shows his get off and was faster than WR Amari Cooper. With his rare blend of physical gifts and consistent effort, Quinn has a new corner stone piece to begin his renovation of the Falcons defense.
This is a great pickup for the Falcons. If Quinn brings the Seattle-style hybrid defense to Hotlanta, Bud would have the freedom to find the position that works best for him and finally blossom playing a single position with a single set of assignments. I'll admit, I was hoping he would slip past the Falcons so he would be in consideration for the Giants at 9th overall.
The New York Giants are officially On The Clock!
All The Picks!
No. 1 (Tampa Bay Buccaneers) -- Jameis Winston, QB, Florida State [Full story]
No. 2 (Tennessee Titans) -- Marcus Mariota, QB, Oregon [Full Story]
No. 3 (Jacksonville Jaguars) - Leonard Williams, DL, USC [Full Story]
No. 4 (Oakland Raiders) - Amari Cooper, WR, Alabama [Full Story]
No. 5 (Washington Redskins) - Dante Fowler Jr, OLB, Florida [Full Story]
No. 6 (New York Jets) - Kevin White, WR, WVU [Full Story]
No. 7 (Chicago Bears) - Vic Beasley, OLB, Clemson [Full Story]