Josh Bush: A Perspective

NASHVILLE, TN - DECEMBER 30: Jamerson Love #24 of the Mississippi State Bulldogs tackles Josh Bush #4 of the Wake Forest Demon Deacons after a fake punt during play at the Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl at LP Field on December 30, 2011 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)

I'm guilty of not utilisizing SB Nation to it's full effect, we have hundreds of blogs with 100's of expert fan opinions on any and every sport. So I thought, what better way to learn about our prospects than by reaching out to the writers on SB Nation who have covered them over the past couple of years?

First of all I reached out to Martin Rickman, the editor of Wake Forest's SB Nation blog "Blogger So Dear" I asked for a quick summary on Josh and why he moved from corner to safety. Here is what Martin had to say:

Josh Bush was promising in his freshman campaign as a cover corner, but slipped significantly in his sophomore and junior years, ultimately losing his starting role and leading to the change to safety. He consistently had trouble following the football in man coverage and was always better in zone anyway, so the move made sense. He took to the rover position instantly and was able to see the ball and read routes much more effectively, leading to an All-ACC campaign in 2011.

Bush is a solid tackler in space and does a good job of rotating into help. When he sees the ball, he can get into his break and has good closing speed to the receiver. What problems he had staying with receivers was addressed by taking him out of man and shifting him to safety.

He has good speed and size and should be able to contribute right away on special teams, either on the hands team or on kickoffs and punts.

While he may not be a star, Bush is a solid value pick in the sixth and should be able to hold onto a roster spot somewhere.
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