Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Devin Bush was an absolute force to be reckoned with for the Michigan Wolverines, and now his NFL teammates are getting a firm grasp as to the type of player Bush is.
The No. 10 overall selection in the NFL Draft, Bush has been turning heads in practice for the Steelers.
Teammates such as T.J. Watt, Vance McDonald, and Mason Rudolph all gave Bush praise recently.
LB T.J. Watt: “He’s quicker than snot. He’s been flying around and making a lot of good plays.”
“He’s not the biggest guy, but he definitely walks with a presence, walks with a purpose. He’s taken on a good role in knowing all the plays and being able to call some plays for us.”
QB Mason Rudolph: “He’s been flying around, especially seeing him in the seven shots period. He’s high intensity, doing a good job covering people. You can see his athleticism, and he’s learning quick.”
TE Vance McDonald: “He showed really quickly he’s going to be able to fit in well with the defense with that group of guys. When you look at him, you don’t expect him to be as quick or as agile as he is. There’s a couple of things he needs to work on: being more vocal, because of the role Coach Tomlin wants him to fit into quickly, and the expectation of him doing that. But that’s still such a young thing. You never want to overstep, especially when the pressure is on. I think that will come, especially in Latrobe as he gets the pads on.”
Bush’s NFL career is in its infancy, and there will be growing pains, but he’s already earning respect from his peers and his speed should never be questioned again. Bush can fly. Not many linebackers can run a 4.44 forty-yard dash like Bush and be an asset in pass coverage and bottling up the run as well.
We’ll be sure to continue keeping tabs on Bush and all of your Michigan favorites as their NFL careers unfold.