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Will Devin Bush be even better in 2020?

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Breaking down every player one-by-one alphabetically on the Steelers current 90-man roster

NFL: DEC 01 Browns at Steelers Photo by Mark Alberti/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Part 13 of our 90-part series— assuming the roster does not change before we are complete— which will break down each player of the Steelers current 90-man roster in alphabetical order. This series will encompass many aspects of each players game and their current role with the team. At the end, I’ll give some projected stats as well as their chances to make the 53-man roster.

Let’s take a look at Steelers super sophomore:

Devin Bush

Position: ILB
Height: 5’ 11”
Weight: 234 lbs
College: Michigan
Draft: 1st round, 10th Overall in 2019


2019 stats

109 Total tackles
2 Interception
4 Passes defended
4 Fumble recovery
1 Forced fumble
1 Sack
1 Touchdown


Contract remaining

Expires in 2022 (2023 if 5th year option is picked up)

$4,289,038 salary cap number (1.33% of total cap)

$9,568,078 dead money

-$5,279,040 cap savings if cut (yes, it’s a negative)


Likelihood of making the roster

Lock. Devin Bush looked every bit of the 10th overall selection used to get him. He’s a future captain of the unit and is currently an absolute game breaker. Bush was all over the ball in 2019 and he will be again in 2020. Not since the injury of Ryan Shazier have the Steelers had a sideline-to-sideline playmaker at middle linebacker.


2020 projection

The only question is how good can Devin Bush get. I have no doubt in my mind that he will put up better stats in his second season. The young defensive trio of himself, T.J. Watt, and Minkah Fitzpatrick are some of the most lethal round defensive unit that should be on featured on All-Pro squad for years to come.


Projected stats:

137 Total tackles
2 Interceptions
7 Passes defended
3 Fumble recovery
2 Forced fumble
3 Sacks


Summary

Devin Bush is destined for great things. I predict 2020 is his ‘breakout’ year, and Devin Bush will join the upper echelon of NFL backers. To say the sky is the limit for this youngster feels like an understatement, because he has all the tools to be an all-time great. I think 2020 will be the year of Devin Bush.


Previously Highlighted

Ola Adeniyi
Marcus Allen
Tyson Alualu
Trajan Bandy
Zach Banner
J.T. Barrett
John Battle
Jordan Berry
Saeed Blacknall
Breon Borders
Chris Boswell
Antoine Brooks Jr.