The Pittsburgh Steelers traded up ten spots to select linebacker Devin Bush out of Michigan in 2019, but three years later, Pro Football Focus still hates the move.
Joining the Fan Morning Show on 93.7 The Fan on Tuesday, PFF’s Brad Spielberger had strong words regarding the Steelers’ trade to move up and snag Bush.
“It’s impossible to win that trade unless it’s for a QB,” Spielberger said. “You’re taking an off-ball linebacker? Can’t win that trade. It’s not a premium position & you’re giving up a lot of draft capital. That was a bad trade. We didn’t like the trade at all.”
.@PFF_Brad on trade up to get Devin Bush:— The Fan Morning Show (@FanMorningShow) September 28, 2021
"It's impossible to win that trade unless it's for a QB. You're taking an off-ball LB? Can't win that trade. It's not a premium position & you're giving up a lot of draft capital. That was a bad trade. We didn't like the trade at all."
Fans and media alike have been critical of Bush early this season, citing a lack of impact plays being made by the former first rounder. Some argue he has not lived up to his draft position.
Bush missed the majority of the 2020 season with a torn ACL, and has already sat out one game this year with a groin injury.
Bush has recorded 147 combined tackles, nine tackles-for-loss, two sacks, two forced fumbles and two interceptions in 23 career games.