Devin Bush To The Steelers At #20?

NFL Network draft analyst Chad Reuter predicts the unexpected

The Fan Morning Show
April 24, 2019 - 11:22 am
Michigan linebacker Devin Bush

Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

PITTSBURGH (93.7 The Fan)- If you've seen one you've seen a thousand NFL mock drafts leading up to Thursday's first round. 

Here's some more for you.

NFL Network draft analyst Chad Reuter joined The Fan Morning Show on Wednesday morning to discuss his latest mock draft, one in which he has coveted Michigan linebacker Devin Bush falling to the Steelers at 20th overall, despite many believing that the Steelers will have to trade up in the first round to land him. 

"Tremaine Edmunds from Virginia Tech last year, everybody expected him to go top 10-11 something like that. He falls into the mid-1st round partially because the inside linebacker isn't necessarily picked as high," said Reuter. "Now, Bush might be the exception to that because he is really excellent in coverage. Frankly, this is one of these guys that I could see going anywhere from 10 or 11 to Denver or Cincinnati down to 20 and Pittsburgh and maybe Pittsburgh has to make a move for that." 

"But sometimes guys just fall to spots that we don't expect. When I do my mock drafts, I try to project how that might happen. I'm just going to say hey, Bush is an outstanding player, but maybe his position and frankly, quarterbacks could go high in this draft and there's so many good defensive guys, somebody is going to fall. So, if Bush falls to the Steelers that will be a great pick for them and a great steal." 

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Chad believes the quarterback class is better than analysts originally thought and there will be plenty of movement among teams toward the top of the draft to position themselve to get "their guy." 

Reuter also has LSU cornerback Greedy Williams falling to the Steelers at 52nd overall in the second round, despite some mock drafts from experts saying Williams will be a first round pick. 

"I wouldn't say [Williams] is the most physical player in this draft and he had an injury that wouldn't allow him to run a 40-yard dash at the combine. He's a smaller guy. Some people may love him enough to pick him in the first round but I think you've seen some guys in recent years, like last year Isaiah Oliver (Falcons) a lot of people thought was going to be a first round pick, he ends up going in the mid-2nd."

"I've talked to some GM's around the league that aren't really enamored with this cornerback class. So, they only expect like one or two to go in the first round. I think Greedy could be a fantastic player but again, the reason why we like watching the draft is because unexpected things happen. I think some cornerback is going to fall into that mid-2nd round area and he's the guy that I see as not as overly physical, younger guy, I haven't gotten a lot of great love for him from the GM's I've talked to." 

You can listen to the entire interview with NFL.com's Chad Reuter on The Fan Morning Show below.               

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