2015 NFL Draft Scouting Report: Alvin Dupree

By Josh Collacchi on Saturday, December 20th 2014
2015 NFL Draft Scouting Report: Alvin Dupree

Name: Alvin Dupree

College: Kentucky

Class: Senior

Position: Defensive End

Height: 6-4

Weight: 264

Background/Character
Leadership: 8 Experience: 10 Off-the-Field: 8
Mental Capacity: 9 Mental Toughness: 9 Durability: 10

Final Grade: 9.00

Dupree has started the last 26 consective games, and has played in 48 games in his collegiate career. Dupree is a four-year starter, plays two positions (DE and OLB), and has added weight in the offseason to improve his performance. Dupree is known to have an excellent work ethic, which is what coaches are looking for at the next level. Dupree majors in Community and Leadership Development.

Athleticism
Balance: 9 C.O.D.: 7 Explosiveness: 9
Flexibility: 7 Coordination: 8 Body Type: 8

Final Grade: 8.00

As a pure athlete, Dupree is incredible. He shows flashes of great explosiveness off the ball, is well balanced, and has shown abilities to bend around the edge (again, flashes). The one thing he lacks is decisiveness in his changes in direction. He will try to cut back to make a tackle, but seems to hesitate, making it look like his C.O.D. skills are lacking. There are flashes of true brilliance from Dupree where you see a high end talent, but he is too inconsistent.

Overall
Football I.Q.: 8 Motor: 6 Aggressiveness: 6
Initial Quicks: 8 Tackling: 7 Stamina: 7

Final Grade: 7.00

When Dupree has a free path to the quarterback, he explodes to the target. But, when beaten at the point of attack, it's hard for him to shed the blocks at time. His athleticism is evident, as flashes are shown while rushing the passer, similar to Anthony Barr's inconsistency in college. Dupree is an effortless strider, and it makes it look like he is just cruising through plays at times. Often, Dupree struggles to come off blocks against smaller players in the run game, which is not a good sign. It looks like he tends to take plays off if his first or second move does not succeed. He will need to improve his motor at the next level.

One thing to remember is the fact that Dupree has all the tools to succeed, the right body type, and he clearly has the work ethic off the field. But, he will need to play more consistent football, and bring more "wow" plays, rather than a lot of plays off. If we see more of this GIF below, he will be an excellent player in the NFL. Not many players are capable of making that play, that fast.

Player Comparison Poor Man's Anthony Barr
Projected Draft Position 1st to 2nd Round
Best Scheme Fit 4-3 DE
Injury History N/A
Career Accolades All-SEC Second Team, All-SEC Third Team
Career Stats 247 tackles, 37 tackles for loss, 23.5 sacks, five passes defensed, four forced fumbles.

Information from ESPN and UKAthletics.com, GIF from DraftBreakdown.com

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