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Tim Benz: What did the the NFL Draft tell us about Devin Bush’s fashion sense?

Tim Benz
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Michigan linebacker Devin Bush walks the red carpet ahead of the first round at the NFL football draft, Thursday, April 25, 2019, in Nashville.
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Devin Bush of Michigan reacts after being chosen #10 overall by the Pittsburgh Steelers during the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft on April 25, 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
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Michigan linebacker Devin Bush speaks at a press conference after the Pittsburgh Steelers selected Bush in the first round at the NFL football draft, Thursday, April 25, 2019, in Nashville.

I love the player. I love the trade. I love the pick.

In my opinion, the Steelers couldn’t have done a better job when it comes to how they executed the first round of the draft.

The franchise traded up into the top 10 of the NFL Draft on Thursday night to select coveted inside linebacker Devin Bush.

That fills a position of need with an apparent high-quality player.

The only thing I didn’t understand Thursday night was Bush’s draft night outfit.

Thinking you aren’t hip enough to pull off that look? You’re right.

Frankly, I’m questioning if he pulled it off — even though Bush is the one who designed it!

“Me and my stylists, we bounced ideas off of each other,” Bush told me during his draft night conference call. “He wanted to put a lot of my personality into this suit. And that’s what we did.”

Suddenly, I’m worried about Devin’s personality. And I had heard such great things, too.

“It’s not a typical suit,” Bush continued.

He got that right.

The open neck collar is a … bold choice.

And what is with that white thing? When he stood up following his selection, I initially thought he was wearing a sling and that the Steelers traded up to draft a guy with a busted arm.

“It’s a harness. Just a little spice. A little flavor. Something different,” Bush explained. “A lot of people use the handbags or the straps that go around the chest. We just figured this harness would complement the whole suit. And that’s what we went with.”

Fret not, Pittsburgh fashionistas. For as popular as Bush is sure to become, you won’t be seeing this hot number on the racks of your local men’s store. It’s not going to become a trend you’ll be pressured to follow.

Bush described the suit and his foray into the fashion world as a “one-time thing.”

Maybe twice. Perhaps he’ll bust it out again when he accepts his defensive Rookie of the Year award.

Not to get ahead of myself or anything.

Tim Benz is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Tim at [email protected] or via Twitter. All tweets could be reposted. All emails are subject to publication unless specified otherwise.

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