Devin Bush LB Michigan
The Junior linebacker out of Michigan has a ton of athleticism and potential to make any team in need of a linebacker swoon. The Buccaneers may need a new middle linebacker if they are unable to re-sign Kwon Alexander, who has expressed a desire to return LINK. In recent mock drafts, Bush is slotted at the 27th position to the Raiders and 17th to the Browns, and if he tests well at the Combine later this month, he could very well end up in the top-15.
Comparing size and athletically to Alexander, Bush would be the perfect replacement to come into Tampa Bay and start right away for Todd Bowles’ defense. If the Bucs land Miami’s 13th overall pick or Washington’s 15th overall pick, they could target Bush to come to Tampa Bay and help fill a void that could be potentially left by Alexander.
While there is plenty of intrigue for the Bucs to take Devin White at 5th overall, which is the case in this mock draft 2.0, the team has a lot of holes to fill, so if Tampa Bay can add more draft assets and still land Bush, that may be a much better situation long-term. Jason do not be surprised to see Bush’s name on a list of prospects to be brought during the pre-draft process as the team will do its due diligence in case of an undeniable trade offer for their current pick in the top-five.