2015 NFL Draft: Casserly Mocks Bud Dupree to the New York Jets After Trade

By Alan Schechter

We are all now familiar with Charley Casserly, more than ever before. We all knew him from the past as a former general manager, and from his work on television. We saw a bit more of Casserly this off-season as he was on Woody Johnson’s consultant team that aided in the hiring of Mike Maccagnan and Todd Bowles.

With mock draft season in full swing, Charley Casserly is back at work. A few days ago, he dropped his first mock draft of the off-season. In it, he has the Jets dropping out of the number six draft position. He has the Browns trading up with the Jets, so they can take quarterback Marcus Mariota.

The Jets drop to the number 12 position with the trade, and they add Alvin “Bud” Dupree, OLB from Kentucky. Here are Casserly’s thoughts:

The Jets move down here in a projected trade with the Browns. Quinton Coples has underachieved, and Calvin Pace is old. Enter Dupree.

Take a look at his entire mock draft by clicking here.

I love the choice of Dupree here. Dupree performed well at the NFL Combine, including a 4.56 forty yard dash. He posted at least six sacks in his sophomore, junior and senior seasons at Kentucky. The pass rushing ability is consistent, and the Jets need to add an edge pass rusher in the draft.

If anything, I might take Vic Beasley in this spot, as he is still available at number 12 in this draft scenario. Beasley was huge at the NFL combine, and to me would be a steal at number 12. But if the Jets went with Dupree, I would not be the least bit disappointed.

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