Rankings

Player Display Name: 
Devin Bush

Inside LineBacker
School: Michigan | Conference: BIG 10
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 5-11.0 / 234 | 40: 4.43 | DRAFT YR:2019

Rankings

Grade
4.28
Projected Round
1st
Pos: 
Short, explosive run-defending linebacker who plays with a nasty attitude. Breaks down well, uses his hands to protect himself and shows the ability to slide off blocks and get to the action. Remains disciplined with assignments, doesn’t bite on ball fakes and effectively makes defensive calls. Instinctive, keeps the action in front of him and stays with coverage assignments. Explosive, sudden and displays a terrific closing burst. Physical and attacks ball carriers. Testing numbers at the combine were more indicative of a defensive back versus a linebacker.
Neg: 
Lack of height causes mismatches in coverage. Best facing the action on passing downs and struggles to make plays with his back to the ball. May be tapped out as far as his ability to get larger.
Analysis: 
Bush is a terrific run-defending linebacker who also shows cover skills in a zone system. While he has size limitations, Bush would be a terrific inside linebacker in a 3-4 alignment.