With the 187th selection in 2012 NFL Draft, the New York Jets selected Wake Forest free safety Josh Bush. Bush will give the Jets depth at a position of need. Bush was a three-year starter at Wake Forest who earned All-ACC honors as a senior in 2011 with six interceptions. Bush also has experience playing in the slot, giving him value as a dime corner.
The New York Jets selected Josh Bush in round six of the 2012 NFL Draft. The Jets like to have depth on the back end of their defense and have added to the current bunch with Bush. Safety was a definite area of need coming into the draft, and after they were unable to address the position early, Bush became a nice fit for the team at no. 187 overall.
Bush started at safety for three seasons for the Demon Deacons and recorded 59 tackles, six interceptions and five passes defensed in 2011. Bush tracks the ball well, has good speed and shows solid instincts. He needs to work on his backpedal, but no prospect taken this late in the draft is a finished product.
Bush made a lot of big plays in big spots for Wake Forest and is a good value in the sixth round. He will likely contribute in some sub packages(nickel, dime, three-safety looks) and on special teams.
The next picks for the Jets are also in the sixth round, no. 202 and no. 203 overall.
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