After an impressive three seasons with Michigan, totaling 172 tackles and 10 sacks in 32 games, linebacker Devin Bush decided to forgo his senior season and enter the NFL Draft. Some pre-combine mock drafts have the former Wolverine rated as a late first-round to an early second-round draft pick.
Bush recently spoke with ESPN’s Adam Schefter on his podcast, and said, “This whole process has been surreal. It’s really fun being around all this talent and all the guys you see on TV, guys that you played against. Just to see them as a person and you get to meet them and work out with them (is surreal).”
Although there is a lot of excitement coming in the next few days for Bush with the NFL Combine, he has been warned by his dad, NFL alum Devin Bush, and others that it’s not all fun and games there. His dad mentioned it is going to be a “stressful” time, but “at the end of the day, you are still going to have fun.”
Bush is not the only Wolverine who will be in Indianapolis for the combine. Chase Winovich, Rashan Gary, David Long, Zach Gentry and Karan Higdon are all going to be right there with him, and he told Schefter “everyone from Michigan is going to have a great combine.”
He also highlighted Higdon, saying he “doesn’t get as much recognition as he should. He is one of those guys that is going to be a big role player on any team that he (goes to).”
Bush also brought up one of his rivals, Dwayne Haskins. Haskins threw for 396 yards and had six total touchdowns against the Wolverines back in November. Bush admitted Haskins was, “much better than (Michigan) expected.”
“Whichever team (Haskins) goes to, he is going to make some noise,” Bush said. “He was very composed and he didn’t let the hype shake him. He made some good throws and took the ball down the field a couple of times.”
Bush said the loss to OSU was “very disappointing,” and the team “had a lot of momentum heading into that game and our mission was to turn the tables and break that streak, but things didn’t go as planned.”
Schefter, a Michigan man himself, then asked how the Wolverines could end the painful streak of losses to the team down south.
“Keep their composure. We have to play each game like it is a regular game and go out there and execute,” he answered.
With his Michigan career behind him now, Bush looked ahead to the combine and all the work he has done to get to this point.
“The combine is something (I have) watched on TV and it’s something (I have) dreamed about since I was a kid,” Bush said. “The fact that (I am) getting ready for (it) is kind of crazy to think about. I’ve been dreaming about it since I was eight years old.”
Bush’s dream will come true when he hits the field March 3 at Lucas Oil Stadium.
You can find the whole interview here.