Devin Bush Looks Forward To A Great Steelers Career

Number One Draft Pick Arrives With Huge Goals

Eric Hagman
April 26, 2019 - 6:54 pm
Kevin Colbert Mike Tomlin Devin Bush and Art Rooney II

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Pittsburgh (93.7 The Fan) - A day after the Steelers surprised the football world by trading up to draft Devin Bush, the Michigan linebacker arrived in Pittsburgh for the customary photo opportunity and news conference with team officials at the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex.   And Bush arrived appreciative of his new surroundings and ready to repay the team for its faith in him.

"Super loyalty," Bush said while flanked by team president Art Rooney II, general manager Kevin Colbert and coach Mike Tomlin.  "To (trade up to draft him) really shows a lot of what they think about me and what they want me to do for this organization."

Steelers fans greeted Bush at the airport before he was given a quick tour of the city.  "I just felt the love right off the bat," Bush said.  "Getting to ride around the city and see the stadium when I came through the tunnel it opened my eyes up and put a smile on my face. Just throughout the whole building everybody wants to be a winner."

He has no plans to change what's brought him this far.

"Just continue to be me.  I'm going to go out there and play how I know how to play.  I'm not changing for anybody."

And Bush knows what he wants in his NFL career, referencing the two previous times that Colbert traded up to draft Troy Polamalu, a likely hall of famer, and Santonio Holmes, a Super Bowl mvp.

"I want to be both of those.  I'm going to try my hardest to be both of those."

While Bush posed for photos holding a jersey with the number one as a first-rounder, the Steelers announced he will wear number 55.  Joey Porter is the most famous Steelers linebacker to wear the number, while Bush's godfather, Derrick Brooks, wore it during his hall of fame career with Tampa Bay.