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Devin Bush | Linebacker

Team: Michigan Wolverines
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 233

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Michigan junior LB Devin Bush was named winner of the Butkus-Fitzgerald Linebacker of the Year and Nagurski-Woodson Defensive Player of the Year awards.
Bush (5'11/233) might still be licking his wounds -- emotional and physical -- from Saturday's loss to Ohio State, but he was a clear-cut winner during conference award announcements on Tuesday. The junior linebacker received these honors on the strength of a 2018 season in which he registered 66 tackles (8.5 for loss), 4.5 sacks and four passes defended. As alluded to earlier, Bush sustained injury in that loss to the Buckeyes, specifically a hip pointer, but he has already said that he plans on playing in the team's bowl game. We'll be watching for a potential NFL Draft declaration in the coming weeks. Nov 27 - 6:40 PM

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Michigan junior LB Devin Bush (hip) said that he "should be fine."

Bush (5'11/233) sustained what he referred to as a hip pointer while attempting to make a tackle in the third quarter of Saturday's loss to Ohio State. That injury held him out for the remainder of the contest, but after the game, UM HC Jim Harbaugh said that this was not expected to be a long-term issue for the junior linebacker. We'll check back in with Bush as information warrants. He will have several weeks to get right before the Wolverines take part in bowl action later this winter. Speaking of that to-be-determined bowl, Bush said that while he has not discussed it with the coaching staff as of yet, he "definitely" wants to play in the game.
Nov 27 - 5:39 PM

Michigan HC Jim Harbaugh said after Saturday's loss to Ohio State that junior LB Devin Bush is dealing with a hip injury that is not "long term."

Bush was helped to the locker room after attempting to tackle an OSU ball-carrier in the third quarter, and he did not return. Harbaugh saying that he doesn't believe that this will be a long-term issue comes off as good news for Bush as he works his way back to full strength. Bush and the Wolverines will now look towards their bowl game against an undetermined opponent.
Nov 24 - 4:45 PM

Michigan junior LB Devin Bush (undisclosed) was helped to the locker room during the third quarter of Saturday's game at Ohio State.

Bush (5'11/232), who was injured while attempting to tackle an Ohio State ball-carrier, remained down on the field for a couple minutes before being helped up by team trainers. The junior linebacker was initially unable to put any weight on either leg, and when he was able to do so it occurred with team trainers supporting him. Due to his ability to cover running backs in space, Bush is a key member of the Michigan linebacker corps.
Nov 24 - 2:41 PM

Michigan junior LB Devin Bush told reporters on the Big Ten Network that he'll announce his decision on whether he'll enter the draft in late December or early January.

All signs have pointed to Bush becoming a part of the 2019 draft, as he's considered one of the best linebackers in the country and one of the reasons why Michigan has a great chance of playing in the playoffs if they can beat Ohio State on Saturday and Northwestern in the Big Ten championship. At 5-foot-11, 232-pounds, he doesn't have elite size, but he goes sideline-to-sideline, and he has a nose for the football.
Nov 21 - 5:48 PM

ESPN's Todd McShay points to Michigan junior LB Devin Bush as one of the 2019 NFL Draft's most underrated prospects.

Not so from a college football perspective, as Bush is flat-out one of the nation's best and most disruptive linebackers. But NFL evaluators perhaps have been slower to warm to him due to his size (5'11/232). McShay compares Bush to the Lavonte David and Eric Kendricks mold for his off-the-line play and writes he wouldn't be surprised if Bush was a top-50 pick next April. "He has some really good range at linebacker, showing quickness when dropping into coverage and occasionally flashing pass-rush ability," McShay wrote.
Source: ESPN
Oct 23 - 11:08 AM

Michigan junior LB Devin Bush "allowed" -10 receiving yards on his 27 coverage snaps according to PFF College.

Bush (5'11/232) was targeted four times in coverage against Nebraska but completely shut down the Huskers for -10 yards. The junior LB was named a Dick Butkus Award watch list player before the season started and is certainly playing like one of the best linebackers in the country thus far. Bush is on the shortlist of linebackers with a chance to go in the first-round of the 2019 NFL Draft, if he chooses to declare.
Sep 23 - 3:07 PM

Michigan junior LB Devin Bush is listed as probable for Saturday's game against Western Michigan.

Bush exited Saturday's game against Notre Dame after undergoing some cramping. The star linebacker should be good to go now.
Sep 6 - 1:44 PM

Michigan junior LB Devin Bush exited Saturday's game against Notre Dame with an undisclosed injury.

It appears to be a lower-half injury, as Bush was limping to the sidelines. It's potentially a big loss, as Bush is considered one of the best linebackers in the country. When we found out the severity of the injury, we'll be sure to update you.
Sep 1 - 10:04 PM

Michigan junior LB Devin Bush was named to the Dick Butkus Award watch list on Monday.

Bush should be considered one of the favorites for the award, as he was one of the most productive linebackers in the country as a junior and should be once again in the loaded Michigan defense. Alabama and Wisconsin each have three representatives on the list. You can see the full group of nominees in the link below.
Jul 23 - 4:44 PM

NFL Media's Lance Zierlein lists Michigan junior LB Devin Bush third among linebackers to watch in 2018.

Bush was a star for the Michigan defense in 2017, as Zierlein notes, and his speed made him a force to be reckoned with in the middle of the Wolverine linebacker corps. As an NFL player, however, Zierlein believes that Bush and his 5-foot-11, 232-pound frame plays better as a weak-side linebacker. "Bush plays with a good feel for sifting through the traffic when he's pursuing ball carriers and he's very adept adjusting his pursuit angles when needed," he writes. "However, he will need to be careful about running under blocks and opening running lanes." Bush is getting first-round grades from several top analysts, and if he does leave as a junior, he should be one of the top linebackers off the board come this spring.
Jul 20 - 7:02 PM's Chase Goodbread ranks Ohio State vs. Michigan as the game with the most NFL talent to watch in 2018.

Not only is this one of -- if not the -- best rivalries in college football, it's also a game that will be loaded with future NFL draft picks. In particular, Goodbread mentions the match-up of Michigan junior LB Devin Bush against sophomore RB J.K. Dobbins being particularly tantalizing. "Michigan DE Rashan Gary is one of the game's most athletic defensive linemen, and Bush is a heart-and-soul leader for UM who will be crucial against OSU's rushing attack," he writes. "Meanwhile, transfer QB Shea Patterson (previously at Ole Miss) will bring some much-needed excitement to the Wolverines offense." Can't wait.
Jul 9 - 11:52 AM's Chase Goodbread ranks Michigan junior LB Devin Bush ninth on his list of future NFL defensive stars.

Goodbread wrote, "Bush enjoyed a breakout season as a sophomore last year with a team-high 100 tackles. He was a deserving finalist for the Butkus Award, displaying impressive range as a tackler and becoming the Wolverines' unquestioned defensive leader." He was also impressed with his versatility, noting he has "the ability to either blitz or play effectively in coverage. His eight pass breakups last season ranked second on the team." Bush should see his name called in the first round of the 2019 draft with another good season under his belt.
Jun 13 - 1:43 PM

Pro Football Focus lists Michigan junior LB Devin Bush among their early prospects to watch in the 2019 NFL Draft class.

Bush (5'11/227) was among the best linebackers in the Big Ten last year, accumulating 5.5 sacks and 95 tackles in 2017. Not only did the Wolverine defender make plays, he was efficient doing so. "Bush made plays all over the field, missing only three tackles on 94 attempts," PFF notes. Another strong year from the junior linebacker will see Bush go in the first round in 2019.
May 7 - 2:30 PM

Michigan sophomore LB Devin Bush Jr. had three tackles and two sacks during the spring game.

"We saw a lot of Devin Bush," quarterback Wilton Speight said. "He's just so explosive, so fast, and he just has such football savvy. He sees plays develop very quickly and acts upon it." Bush has assumed the starting middle linebacker spot following the departure of last season’s leading tackler Ben Gedeon, a Day 3 pick of the Vikings. "He’s got a Division I body now. I’m asking him to play two positions. He pretty much played one today, and I’m very pleased with where he’s at," defensive coordinator Don Brown said. "He’s welcomed it all. It’s so nice to have a young guy like that and he can play two spots. You could have some guys asked that and they’ll look at you like ‘are you kidding me?’ He’s handled it really with ease."
Source: Land of 10
Wed, May 10, 2017 12:56:00 PM