It's been pretty much all cornerback so far among early mock drafts, but the edge rushers are making a comeback.
CBS Sports' Dane Brugler released his mock Monday morning, sending Kentucky DE/OLB Bud Dupree to Pittsburgh with the 22nd overall pick. Brugler had defensive tackle Danny Shelton going to Pittsburgh in the mock draft prior to this one.
Dupree is one of the better athletes among defensive players in this draft, and a situation in which he'd be available at 22 would likely be based more in his rawness as a player and his general lack of familiarity with the position.
Or more simply put, he's a raw player with a lot of upside. It would seem that'd be the best option available with the 22nd overall pick in terms of a pass rusher.
With Jason Worilds expected to sign elsewhere in free agency, the Steelers will be looking for a young pass rusher to groom in the draft. A former tight end, Dupree is still raw in certain areas, but the natural athleticism is outstanding.
If he's as outstanding an athlete as early looks indicate, it wouldn't seem he'd be available at 22. If not, it's a question whether the Steelers would want to bring in another project.Previous mocks show Michigan State's Trae Waynes, Washington's Marcus Peters and Wake Forest's Kevin Johnson heading to Pittsburgh, and it would seem more likely one of those players would be available as opposed to the highly coveted edge rushing position.