With the Chicago Bears second pick in the 4th round, they took Miami safety Deon Bush, who brings with him a reputation of being a big hitter. At Miami he had 103 tackles the last two years, with five forced fumbles in 2014 alone. Even though he was a solid tackler for the Hurricanes, he also showed off some ball skills with 13 passes defended and 4 interceptions.
Bush is also a high character guy who gave his per diem money from playing in the Independence Bowl to purchase gifts for homeless children. The American Football Coaches Association put him on their All-Good Works team for the 2015 season.
He ran a 4.64 forty at the combine, but he may be one of those players that play faster between the lines.
Here's the full transcript from Bush's teleconference earlier today
On if his hard-hitting playing style is an injury concern;
"I don't think it's a problem. I'm going to go out there and be a professional, do whatever the coaches tell me to do and I have faith that the coach is going to get me right and help me become a better player so I can prevent injuries and tackle the right way."
On playing with current Bears safety Antrel Rolle, a former Hurricane;
"I grew up watching Antrel Rolle. While he was down here in Miami, I was actually working out with him. He's kind of like a mentor to me. He's been a vet in the league for a long time and I want to be in the league for a long time so there's a lot to learn from him and it's just great having another player form The U; it's like a family, it's like a brotherhood. It'll be great playing with him."
On his strengths;
"I feel like I have range and I can also be a tough player. I try to set the tempo for my team and make plays on the ball and just be a playmaker. I think my playmaking is my best attribute as a player."
On his special teams experience and is it a role he embraces;
"Yes sir, definitely going to embrace special teams. I played special teams my whole career. I was on all four units and I basically know how to play all the special teams and I'm ready to contribute to help the Bears in any type of way."
On being a big hitter;
"I take big pride in being a big hitter. That's how I grew up playing the game. I've been trying to be the best hitter on my team since Optimist (Pop Warner) days. I just take pride; that's how I like to play the game of football. I love to play tough, I like to put fear in my opponents and that's just a big thing in my game."
What are your thoughts of Bush's presser?