Throughout his career at Michigan, Devin Bush proved that he could be a game-changer at the linebacker position. Well, it didn’t take very long for him to prove that he can make a difference at the next level.
Pittsburgh traded up in the NFL Draft to select Bush with the No. 10 overall pick.
In his preseason debut, Bush showed the Steelers that he can turn into a centerpiece for their defense for years to come. The standout linebacker from Michigan finished with 10 total tackles – in just one half of play – against the Buccaneers.
Not only did Bush excel against the run, but the former Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year handled himself well against Tampa Bay’s passing attack.
It’s safe to say that Pittsburgh’s front office has to be encouraged with how its first-round pick looks.
Here are a few highlights from Bush’s debut:
The former @UMichFootball linebacker was everywhere tonight.
— ESPN College Football (@ESPNCFB) August 10, 2019
With Ryan Shazier still out of football due to an injury he suffered two season ago, the Steelers are hoping Bush can lead the middle of their defense.
Bush is the second former player from Michigan to shine in their debut. On Thursday, Chase Winovich put on a pass-rushing clinic in his first game as a member of the Patriots.
The Steelers will get to watch Bush in action next week when they face the Chiefs.