4 high-risk, high-reward free agents the Buffalo Bills could target in 2023

Devin Bush (Mandatory Credit: David Dermer-USA TODAY Sports)
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Devin Bush

Devin Bush was the 10th overall pick by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 2019 NFL Draft and looked like he was set to be the next great linebacker for a franchise that is known for its defense. He would have over 100 total tackles as a rookie and finish third in voting for Defensive Rookie of the Year.

Unfortunately, he suffered a season-ending knee injury and would play in only five games in the 2020 season. He returned in 2021 but the past two years he has not played at the same level he did his rookie season.

The good news for Bush is he did improve from 2021 to 2022 and was picked as the most improved on the Steelers by Pro Football Focus. However, that might have been due to the fact that his grade in 2021 was 34.4 which is awful.

It remains to be seen what the Buffalo Bills do at linebacker with Tremaine Edmunds set to be a free agent but if he does leave, Devin Bush is the type of linebacker that the Bills like to target for their defense. He is a smaller linebacker but has excellent quickness and has shown he can do a good job dropping into coverage.

If Devin Bush is able to return to the level of play he showed as a rookie, the Buffalo Bills could end up with an excellent bargain but it would be a big risk at a key position.

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