The Pittsburgh Steelers drafted Kentucky linebacker Bud Dupree with the 22nd overall pick in the first-round of the 2015 NFL Draft, but according to a Friday morning report, another team attempted to get him with the 21st overall selection.
Per a report by Mike Jurecki of Fox Sports 910, the Arizona Cardinals tried to trade up with the Cincinnati Bengals Friday night to draft Dupree.
Cards tried to trade up last night w/ the Bengals, needed to get ahead of the Steelers to take Bud Dupree. Cincy selected Cedric Ogbuehi.
— Mike Jurecki (@mikejurecki) May 1, 2015
That deal obviously didn’t get done as the Bengals stayed put and drafted Texas A&M offensive lineman Cedric Ogbuehi. The Cardinals wound up drafting Florida tackle D.J. Humphries two picks after the Steelers selected Dupree.
The Cardinals apparently weren’t the only team that had their sights on Dupree as Ryan Mink of baltimoreravens.com reported Thursday night that the Baltimore Ravens had their sights set on the Kentucky pass rusher as he slid down the draft board. There is no report that the Ravens tried to trade up ahead of the Steelers, however. They ultimately drafted Central Florida wide receiver Breshad Perriman with the 26th overall selection.
Sounds like the #Ravens had their eyes on pass rusher Bud Dupree as he slid down the board. Dang Steelers grabbed him first.
— Ryan Mink (@ryanmink) May 1, 2015