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2019 NFL Draft: Devin Bush selected by Pittsburgh Steelers

The dynamic linebacker was taken at 10th overall.

NCAA Football: Air Force at Michigan Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

With the 10th pick of the 2019 NFL Draft, the Pittsburgh Steelers traded up in the first round and selected Devin Bush. Though he posted elite numbers at the NFL Combine, the electric linebacker did not become a hot name until late in the pre-draft process. All told, it comes as no surprise that he was picked in the first round.

Bush came to Michigan as a 4-star recruit and made an instant impact, appearing in every game during his freshman season. From there he only got better, earning second-team All-American honors in 2017 before exploding in 2018 as a consensus All-American and Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year.

On a defense stacked with talent, Bush routinely stood out with his sideline-to-sideline speed, excellent instincts, and play-making ability. Many touted Bush as the most athletic prospect in the draft, and he should be ready to contribute from Day 1. He is probably best served as an outside linebacker where he can be utilized to both blitz and cover.