Michigan LB says Dwayne Haskins will 'make some noise' in the NFL
It’s not too often that Michigan and Ohio State players share compliments with one another. Most of the time, they’d rather be trading barbs back and forth.
But when it comes to Dwayne Haskins’ potential in the NFL, one former Wolverine couldn’t help but pay the ex-Buckeye quarterback some respect.
Devin Bush recently talked with Adam Schefter to talk about the upcoming NFL Combine and Draft. When he was asked about which quarterback was the most impressive, the Michigan linebacker went with the rival quarterback.
“I’ll probably have to go with Dwayne Haskins from Ohio State,” Bush said. “He was really good when we played against him, and he broke a lot of records that year too. He was better than I expected and than we expected as a team. I think whichever team he goes to that needs a quarterback, I think he’s going to make some noise.”
Haskins played particularly well against Michigan in the season finale, and was a nightmare for Bush and the Wolverines defense. He completed 20-of-31 passes for 396 yards and six touchdowns in a 62-39 victory to clinch the B1G East title.
Bush said it was Haskins’ composure that was most impressive.
“His composure,” Bush said. “He was very composed. He didn’t let the hype during the week shake him up a little bit. He kept his composure, and he made some good throws. He took us down the field a couple of times.”
Those are pretty big compliments coming from Bush, who was the Defensive Player of the Year and Linebacker of the Year in the B1G. Fittingly, Haskins was the conference’s Quarterback of the Year and Offensive Player of the Year.
In his only season as Ohio State’s starting quarterback, Haskins led the NCAA in passing yards (4,831) and touchdown passes (50). He led the Buckeyes to a 13-1 record, a B1G title and a Rose Bowl victory.
Haskins is expected to be one of the first two quarterbacks selected in the 2019 NFL Draft.