Future Watch: Devin Bush II Rookie Football Cards, Steelers – Devin Bush Jr. was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers with the 10th overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft. This 5-11, 234-pound linebacker can be a force of nature and he’s had a big impact on the Steelers as they try to salvage a season without incumbent quarterback, Ben Roethlisberger was injured early on.
His dad, Devin Sr., had a nice NFL career as a safety. He had a chance to get a scholarship to Florida State but turned that down and got one with Michigan, who hired his dad to be a defensive analyst as a member of the coaching staff. In 2016, as a freshman, the son appeared in 13 games and wasn’t redshirted!
This “heavy hitter” won a starting job at inside linebacker to start the 2017 season. He had two sacks and seven tackles in the opener. Three of those tackles were for a loss. A few weeks later he had 12 tackles. He led the Big Ten Conference with four sacks and five tackles for loss after three games. He ended up the season with 94 tackles, 35 of them were of the solo variety. After the season he was named to the All-Big Ten defensive first team via the coaches’ vote, the media selected him to the second team. What a year!
He was voted the team captain before the season began in 2018 and was already slated as a pre-season selection to be an All-American. In 12 games he had 41 solo tackles and 66 in total. 8.5 tackles were for losses and he added 4.5 sacks. He knocked down four passes that season as well. He ended the season as a consensus All-American and the Linebacker of the Year. He was ready for the draft.
Check out his play:
He started eight of his first nine games getting 56 tackles, 31 solo and a sack plus two interceptions. Don’t sleep on this emerging player.
Follow him on Twitter @_Dbush11.
Future Watch: Devin Bush II Rookie Football Cards, Steelers – Stats as of 11/13/2019
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|2019-11-24||12||PIT||@||CIN||Preview · Stats for 1 game vs. Bengals · 1 sk, 0 int, 9 tckl (in 2019)|
|Steelers 2019 Stats and Schedule · Devin Bush Splits · Devin Bush Gamelogs · Penalties|
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