Bears Draft Scout: Arden Key
Pro Comparison: Bud Dupree
Dupree is stronger than Key, but when Key was in shape, he was much quicker off of the ball than Dupree. However, the comparison comes in that you have the clay to mold out a great pass rusher. However, being able to shape that out over time will be a tough process that will take ups and downs.
Key, like Dupree uses a lot of wasted movements. The two also both struggle in finding their purpose when rushing. Still in year three, it looks like Dupree relies on his strength and does not know how to put together a combination of moves. Key knows how to put together the combination of moves, but those moves are slow delivered and out of sequence. The idea that when Dupree can be molded, he has All-Pro potential is what shot him into the first round. Especially at the pass rusher position. However, the struggles with understanding the nuances of the NFL, and why it is such a step up from college football is what has Dupree set to enter year four without an idea of if the Steelers will pick up his fifth year option.