The Pittsburgh Steelers now have six of their eight draft picks under contract as first-round selection Bud Dupree has now signed his four-year contract.
We have signed our 1st rd draft pick, LB @Bud_Dupree2, to a four-year deal. We’ve now signed 6 of our 8 draft picks. pic.twitter.com/gK7VbuggoF
— Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) May 14, 2015
Dupree’s four-year deal should total out at around $8.331 million and include a signing bonus of nearly $4.319 million. Nearly all of that contract will be fully guaranteed and it includes a fifth-year option.
Dupree started 38-of-47 games at Kentucky and he recorded 247 tackles (140 solos) with 23.5 sacks and 37.0 stops for losses during that span. He also caused four fumbles and deflected five passes to go along with one interception and a blocked kick. The Steelers 22nd overall selection in the 2015 NFL Draft will more than likely start the season as the fourth outside linebacker on the team’s depth chart behind James Harrison, Jarvis Jones and Arthur Moats.
Earlier in the day, the Steelers signed their fifth-round selection, tight end Jesse James. Still unsigned, however, are seventh-round selection, safety Gerod Holliman and third-round selection, wide receiver Sammie Coates.