Bush fled SEC country and signed with Jim Harbaugh and Michigan. After spending much of his freshman season getting up to speed on special teams (recording 11 total tackles), he recorded a career-high 95 tackles, including 10 for loss and 5.5 sacks as a sophomore. He earned consensus All-Big Ten honors and was named a finalist for the Butkus Award as the nation's top linebacker.
Injuries -- and diminished talent around him -- contributed to Bush's numbers slipping in 2018 (66-8.5-4.5) but the same speed and physicality which captured the imagination of college fans and NFL scouts, alike, was still quite evident.
Shorter than preferred, Bush possesses an otherwise ideal frame for inside linebacker with good overall musculature and weight distribution, including a thick lower half.
Ease-of-movement and smooth acceleration evident in transition. He closes in a flash due to his quick feet and short, choppy steps which help him remain balanced through contact. First-round ability includes sideline-to-sideline speed to beat backs to the corner, taking sharp angles to the ball. His agility and confirmed 4.4 speed make him a true three-down linebacker capable of helping in coverage.
Bush isn't just fast, he covets contact as a highly physical hitter who thrives in the combative elements of the sport.
Aggressiveness can be a double-edged sword in his direct angles to the ball. He has the quick feet to spark massive collisions but doesn't have to, showing late, explosive closing speed to consistently catch ballcarriers by surprise. Given his closing speed and hard-hitting style, it is surprising that Bush did not register a single forced fumble at Michigan.
Football bloodlines -- father, Devin Bush, Sr., played his college ball at Florida State and played eight seasons at safety in the NFL.
Projection: First Round
--Field Level Media