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Steelers News: Could Devin Bush turn into the Defensive Rookie of the Year?

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With all of the Steelers’ 2019 offseason workouts in the rear view mirror, the Pittsburgh Steelers’ fan base has to suffer through the dog days of summer until the boys of fall return to the gridon. In the meantime, don’t think the news surrounding the black-and-gold is over. As the team disperses for the summer, we continue to provide you with features, commentary and opinions to tide you over until training camp!

Today in the black-and-gold links article we take a look at whether rookie ILB Devin Bush could, and should, be a favorite to win the NFL’s Defensive Rookie of the Year award.

Let’s get to the news:

  • Devin Bush has the skill set to be very good, and there are some really high expectations placed on the first round pick, but can he win the NFL Defensive Player of the Year award?

Bush for Defensive Rookie of Year? Why not?

By: Dale Lolley, DKPittsburghSports

Oddsmakers have installed Steelers rookie inside linebacker Devin Bush as one of the top bets to win the NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year Award.

And if history means anything, Bush is a solid choice based on not only his talent but the position he plays.

The NFL has been choosing a Defensive Rookie of the Year since 1967. In that time, 18 true linebackers have won the award as the league’s best rookie defender.

That percentage is even better since 2000. In the 19 seasons since 2000, linebackers have won the award nine times. In the past 15 years, they have won seven, with three edge rushers winning, three defensive tackles and two defensive backs.

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  • Thinking about comparing Antonio Brown and Hines Ward among the Steelers greatest wide receivers? Ward wanted to make sure you are seeing this through the right lens.

Ward says you ‘can’t compare’ his stats to AB’s

By: Hunter Homistek, DKPittsburghSports

Hines Ward retired from football after the 2011 season as the Steelers’ all-time leader in receptions, yards and touchdowns. He still holds those records.

And just as Ward’s records live on in the Steel City, so does his appreciation for the city that gave him his start as a pro. Drafted in 1998 out of the University of Georgia, Ward quickly became a fan favorite for his tenacious style and gritty attitude — always, somehow, delivered with a smile.

“I wasn’t the biggest, I wasn’t the fastest, but I worked my butt off,” Ward recently told 247Sports in an interview. “Coming from a blue-collar city like Pittsburgh, I think fans could appreciate that.”

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  • Ola Adeniyi has his sites set on more than just making the 53-man roster. He wants to see the field.

Adeniyi has his sights set on playing

By: Teresa Varley,

Biggest challenge you had to overcome?

Trying to graduate and make it to the NFL at the same time.

What is your football mindset/approach?

This year to be active every game.

When did you start to dream about playing in the NFL?

The reason I started to play was because of Emmanuel Ogbah, we all grew up together. I saw he could make it and I thought that is something I could do.

Why do you play football?

Because I love it.

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