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NFL Mock Draft 2015: Atlanta Falcons Select Bud Dupree

With the eighth pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, the Atlanta Falcons (represented by Dave Choate) select...

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Bud Dupree, DE, Kentucky

Bud Dupree isn't anyone's first choice with the #8 pick, and I'm sure his selection will be met with cries of "reach!" I don't look at it that way, however.

The Falcons simply have to add impact defenders up front, and Dupree has a good chance to become one. He's got length, athleticism and the willingness to hit that Dan Quinn loves in his front seven defenders, and he has as much upside as any player left on the board at this point. What he needs is good coaching, experience and plenty of practice, and with the Falcons effectively rebuilding their front seven this year, Dupree should get plenty of that. I firmly believe he can be a true impact player as soon as 2016, with flashes in 2015 that will help this team get back to relevance.

This is not a reach, in my humble opinion. It's grabbing a projectable, powerful defender that fits into Dan Quinn's scheme. I'd be happy with this selection.


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Below are the complete results from our community mock draft.

Catch up with all of the mock draft selections in our 2015 CSC Community Mock Draft Hub.

Pick Team Selection Team Representative Approval Rating
1 Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston - Florida State
Hans Petersen 82%
2 Tennessee Titans DE Leonard Williams - USC Tee Word 85%
3 Jacksonville Jaguars DE Dante Fowler - Florida Khannar 80%
4 Oakland Raiders WR Amari Cooper - Alabama arcuate 73%
5 Washington Redskins DE Randy Gregory - Nebraska Lostastic
6 NY Jets OLB Vic Beasley - Clemson BlackandGold4ever
7 Chicago Bears LB Shane Ray - Missouri saintmanumit
8 Atlanta Falcons DE Bud Dupree - Kentucky Dave Choate
9 NY Giants
10 St. Louis Rams
Kevin Sean Held
11 Minnesota Vikings
gulf shores
12 Cleveland Browns
13 New Orleans Saints
Dave Cariello
14 Miami Dolphins
Ralph Malbrough
15 San Francisco 49ers
The Irish Assassin
16 Houston Texans
17 San Diego Chargers
18 Kansas City Chiefs
19 Cleveland Browns
20 Philadelphia Eagles
Matt Mosley
21 Cincinnati Bengals
22 Pittsburgh Steelers
23 Detroit Lions
24 Arizona Cardinals
25 Carolina Panthers
Jake White
26 Baltimore Ravens
27 Dallas Cowboys
28 Denver Broncos
Ryne Hancock
29 Indianapolis Colts
Alex Lyles
30 Green Bay Packers
Matt Mosley
31 New Orleans Saints
Dave Cariello
32 New England Patriots
Whit Prottsman