There’s a possibility that Bush may not be around when Philly is ready to make their first-round selection. There’s also a possibility he will be. In this five-foot-eleven, 232-pound specimen, teams get a guy who can help in both the run game and in pass coverage.
He provides immediate help for a team looking to get better at the second level.
Jachai Polite, OLB/DE Florida Gators
Polite works in both the 3-4 and 4-3 defensive schemes. He’s a good pass rusher who contributed 45 tackles (17.5 were for lost yardage), 11 sacks, and six forced fumbles to the Gators’ cause in 2018.
The Tide rolled to another College Football Playoff National Championship Game thanks, in part, to Mack Wilson’s efforts. Count them. There were 71 tackles (five were for a loss), two interceptions and five pass breakups, and that happened with Wilson sitting out of the second half of quite a few games because ‘Bama was normally comfortably ahead.
He stands at six-foot-one and weighs 238 pounds. Many believe he’s a candidate to come off of the board on the NFL Draft’s second day.
Montez Sweat, OLB/DE, Mississippi State Bulldogs
Here’s another of those hybrid players who can play defensive end and outside linebacker. Teams will salivate over Sweat’s six-foot-six, 241-pound frame. Following his Senior Bowl trip, Sweat could vault himself into a top-20 pick if he has a strong Combine.
Teams will, no doubt, take some time to check out a highlight film that includes 53 tackles and 11.5 sacks.
Tre Lamar, ILB, Clemson Tigers
Lamar did a lot for the champs as he made a name for himself with 80 tackles, three sacks and an interception. He made play after play in the middle of the Tigers’ defense, and when given the opportunity, he also showed he can make life hard for quarterbacks when coming off of the edge.
He figures to come off of draft boards on the second day of the selection meeting.