Devin Bush not shying away from expectations in Pittsburgh
High expectations come with being a first-round draft pick. The pressure to deliver on the field early in his career doesn’t seem to bother former Michigan star Devin Bush, though.
Bush, who was the B1G’s Defensive Player of the Year in 2018, is entering his first fall camp at the NFL level. And as the No. 10 overall pick by the Pittsburgh Steelers, there’s pressure to he belongs in the league. But it’s not the kind of pressure that the linebacker shies away from.
The ex-Wolverine believes he has something to prove.
“That I belong in this league,” Bush told Jarrett Bell of USA Today. “That I was the right choice for this team. To give up that many picks and put that many high hopes on me…I’m out to prove I’m not a bust.”
Bush was a player who earned a lot of praise from several draft experts. Many thought he was one of the best players in the draft — something that was backed up when he was picked by Pittsburgh at the No. 10 spot.
While Bush still has a lot to prove, he’s off to a solid start in his first camp in Pittsburgh.
“We didn’t move up in Round One to take him so he can watch,” Mike Tomlin said. “We moved up for that guy to play football.”
“He’s out here talking. By virtue of his position, he’s the hub of communication. And he doesn’t appear to be overly stressed by it. That’s encouraging. He has the look of a defensive quarterback.”
That’s pretty big praise for a rookie linebacker, especially in the Steelers organization.
Bush is expected to be a player who can step on the field quickly and impact games. It sounds like he’s already off to a pretty good start.