Kentucky LB Bud Dupree "is an explosive, powerful athlete with a background in basketball," according to NFL Media draft analyst Lance Zierlein.
NFL Media analyst Charles Davis believes that settling into a consistent scheme and assignment in the NFL could make Kentucky LB Bud Dupree better in the pros than he was in college.
Kentucky LB Bud Dupree "looked tremendous in position drills" at his pro day workout, noted TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline.
TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline noted Kentucky DE Za'Darius Smith was the "big winner at Kentucky's pro day."
NFLDraftScout.com's Frank Cooney believes Kentucky senior DE Za'Darius Smith "should be considered a project who needs time and tutoring before a team expects him to show a return on investment in the NFL."
NFLDraftScout.com's Frank Cooney believes there is "no reason to believe" Kentucky LB Bud Dupree "won't be a star in the NFL."
CBS Sports' Dane Brugler believes Kentucky redshirt junior RB Braylon Heard "is a poor man's" Reggie Bush.
Kentucky LB Bud Dupree "projects as a fringe first-round pick despite his considerable natural ability, and his hands are one of the biggest reasons," notes ESPN's Steve Muench.
Kentucky QB Reese Phillips tore his achilles during spring workouts.
CBS Sports' Dane Brugler notes that he doesn't "see 32 better players in this draft class" than Kentucky LB Bud Dupree.
ESPN's Todd McShay noted Kentucky LB Bud Dupree "has been a little inconsistent on tape from one game to the next, but he has really good natural tools and a lot of potential to develop, and he verified that with his [combine] workout."
An NFL scout told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that Kentucky LB Bud Dupree is "athletic, but he's got no instincts."
Kentucky LB Bud Dupree "shows an incredible lower-body explosion," NFL Media analyst Mike Mayock said during the NFL Network's Sunday combine telecast.
Kentucky LB Bud Dupree posted an unofficial time of 4.57 seconds in the 40-yard dash on Sunday.
An NFC East regional scout said Kentucky LB Bud Dupree is a "pure see 'em, get 'em 3-4 rush end."