The Steelers signed first-round draft pick Devin Bush to a four-year contract. The team traded from the No. 20 spot to the No. 10 spot, swapping first-round picks with the Denver Broncos, as well as giving the Broncos their second-round pick this year (52nd overall) and their third-round pick in 2020.
For Bush, it meant a lot that the team thought that highly of him to make the trade.
“It’s just a testament to me as a player,” said Bush. “They like me enough as a player and as a person to feel comfortable enough to trade up and snag me.”
Bush, a linebacker from Michigan, started 32 of the 39 games he played in college, while recording 194 tackles, 20 tackles for losses, 10 sacks, one interception and 17 passes defensed.
“He is an all situations linebacker,” said Coach Mike Tomlin. “All three-down type of guy, versus the run, versus the pass, be it in coverage or in pressures. Those are just the tangible things.
“We were equally excited about his intangibles. He comes from a football family. He is a football guy. Everyone speaks very highly of him not only as a player, but a person. His leadership skills are unquestioned. The position he plays is like a defensive quarterback and I think that is something that comes very natural to him.”
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