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Seahawks LB Devin Bush is making the most of his second chance

You know, I've seen lots of people talking about Boye Mafe and Levi Bell, both of whom have been revelations this preseason. And with good reason — they've made a lot of plays that should have people talking. But I have yet to see the same excitement for Devin Bush, and I think that's sad.

Bush is a classic Pete Carroll reclamation project. He's on the well-built side of your average linebacker at about 5'11" and 235 pounds, just a touch smaller than Jordyn Brooks or Mychal Kendricks. He's a former first-round pick — the Steelers drafted him in the top 10 just four years ago, and he was one of the best linebackers in Michigan Wolverines history, no small feat in a program that stretches back literal centuries.

Yet, here he finds himself competing for playing time in what is almost certainly a losing battle for this year. After all, he only finds himself up against one of the greatest linebackers of all time for any football team in Bobby Wagner and his direct protege, Jordyn Brooks. Bush is playing on a one-year deal for the opportunity to start when his next contract rolls around, in all likelihood.

And yet, Bush has taken the opportunity and run with it. He's looked really good in training camp thus far — more like the version of Bush that finished third in Defensive Rookie of the Year voting in 2019. He's still quick, he's still strong, and he's playing with a purpose. The shoes he will have to fill are gargantuan, but if he keeps up the trajectory he's shown us thus far, he will make a worthy successor to the heart and soul of the Seahawks.

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