The Pittsburgh Steelers made a big move into the top 10 on Thursday night to get their inside linebacker of the future.
This is the Steelers' seventh straight first-round selection on the defensive side of the ball. Pittsburgh had not picked higher than No. 10 since choosing Plaxico Burress with the eight overall pick in 2000.
In the Steel City, Bush figures to slide right into the inside linebacker slot that was abruptly vacated two years ago after Ryan Shazier suffered a career-threatening spinal injury. That position was filled last year by Jon Bostic and Vince Williams. But given the draft capital Pittsburgh gave up to acquire him, Bush should slide right into the starting lineup in Week 1.
Since 2017, Bush was just one of three FBS players with 150-plus tackles, 10-plus sacks and 10-plus PBUs.