NFL Network’s lead draft analyst Daniel Jeremiah released his final mock draft prior to tomorrow night’s first-round of the 2019 NFL Draft and has the Broncos selecting Michigan linebacker, Devin Bush.
Here is what Jeremiah had to say about his Bush selection to the Broncos.
The Broncos have done a lot of work on this year’s QB class, but they ultimately address the defensive side of the ball in Round 1. Bush has a chance to be an elite player in this defense.
This has quickly become a popular pick for the Broncos in the recent days and Jeremiah continues that trend here.
This pick would make a ton of sense for the Broncos. The inside linebacker position is arguably one of, if not the most important positions on his defense. Every stop he had made recently has either already had elite inside linebackers, or made major investments at linebacker during his first year there. For example, during his first few seasons with Chicago, they went out and signed former Broncos linebacker Danny Trevathan and Jerrell Freeman. They also went out and spent the 8th overall selection on Georgia linebacker, Roquan Smith in last year’s draft. So a team with Vic Fangio spending premium picks and money on inside linebacker is nothing new.
Bush is incredibly athletic and fits the mold of a new-age linebacker. He’s explosive in space and has the agility and loose hips able to cover running backs and tight ends in space as well. He is exactly what Denver needs and has been lacking in recent years.
I think a trade back could be in the cards, but if not, Bush seems like the popular pick for the Broncos currently.