"Amobi Okoye." That'll be a fun name for announcers to pronounce this year, as the defensive tackle from Louisville is bound to make an impact. Okoye is strong enough to play the position, often able to get a good push to...[More]
Chris Pokorny provides the most comprehensive, personable outlook regarding the 2007 draft.
RB | LouisvilleMichael Bush
Height: 6-1 | Weight: 243 | 40 Time: 4.50
Positives: At 6-1 and 243 pounds, Michael Bush has the perfect size for an NFL running back. He has tremendous vision and uses his power to create a nice burst when getting threw holes at the line of scrimmage. He has had experience following his blockers at Louisville and has developed the ability to remain patient. Part of his athleticism comes as a receiver, where he can run good routes and catch the ball consistently. His agility is solid and he can run both inside and outside the tackles. His blocking ability is fairly good for a college player.
Negatives: Here is the big issue regarding Bush: he suffered a broken leg last in the first game last season, meaning he has been out of football for a year. He could run a little lower at times to use his size more effectively. He still needs to learn some of the little things that can make him a better runner. Bush may need to lose some weight to improve his quickness in the NFL.
Notes: Bush shouldn't suffer any lingering effects from his broken leg heading into next season, but his value dropped as a result of it. Ironically, before his injury in the first game of the season, he had already rushed 17 times for 128 yards and three touchdowns, showing that he could have been on pace to surpass his 23 touchdowns from the prior season. He has drawn some comparisons to Jamal Lewis, and has a chance to fall into the early parts of the second round. He could turn out to be a steal, considering what his value would've been without his injury.