ILB Devin Bush - Pittsburgh Steelers

5-11, 240Born: 7-18-1998College: MichiganDrafted: Round 1, pick 10

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Summary

The Steelers have been hurting at inside linebacker since the injury to Ryan Shazier. In an effort to resolve that problem they traded up in this year's draft to select Bush at number ten. He may prove a step down from Shazier in terms of big play ability but Bush is a solid three down linebacker. He excels versus the run, can get home on the blitz and is dependable in coverage which is something the team has been missing at the position. Bush is expected to be a starter from day one and the organization is hopeful he will take on a leadership role. As the old cliché goes the most important ability is availability. In that aspect he should be an upgrade over the oft injured Shazier as Bush started all 25 games for Michigan over the past two years. Steelers inside backers rarely put up stellar tackle totals but they usually make up for it in the big play columns. Bush had 10 sacks in the last two season at Michigan but will need to step up in the turnover columns as a pro. The scheme could go a long way toward helping him get there. (May 16)

FBG Staff Rankings

ILB Redraft - 22, 14, 19, 23, 24, 30
Overall Redraft - 41, 30, 38, 49
ILB Dynasty - 15, 13, 15, 16
Overall Dynasty - 29, 28, 29
Overall Rookie - 2, 1, 2, 2, 2, 3

Stats and Projections

YEARGTKLASTSCKFFFRINTPDTD
2019 PROJ-Rudnicki 16.0 76.0 * * * * * * *
2019 PROJ-Norton 16.0 83.0 * * * * * * *

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2019 Schedule

1@ New England Patriots
2vs Seattle Seahawks
3@ San Francisco 49ers
4vs Cincinnati Bengals
5vs Baltimore Ravens
6@ Los Angeles Chargers
7--- BYE WEEK ---
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9vs Indianapolis Colts
10vs Los Angeles Rams
11@ Cleveland Browns
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13vs Cleveland Browns
14@ Arizona Cardinals
15vs Buffalo Bills
16@ New York Jets
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