Reggie Bush: Following in Smith's footsteps?

USC running back Reggie Bush has long been anointed as the first overall pick in the upcoming NFL Draft. But people can dream, as seen by some questions Bush received at the NFL Combine wondering how he would feel in New Orleans or Tennessee. Bush has an idea what goes into being taken No. 1 overall - like his high school buddy Alex Smith was by the 49ers last year.

Here's a few questions that were entertained by the USC star Friday at the Combine:

On possibly following Smith and becoming the second No. 1 overall pick in a row from same high school:

Bush:
Me and Alex never knew this was possible. It would be great for our school, our high school and San Diego. I have been talking about this day since all the way back in Pop Warner.

On being picked by the New Orleans Saints, who hold the No. 2 overall pick behind Houston:

Bush:
It does not make a difference to me. This is a dream for me, playing in the NFL. Obviously, I would like to be the first pick but at the same time the team does not make a difference.

On possibly being reunited with Tennessee Titans offensive coordinator and former USC coordinator Norm Chow (the Titans own the No. 3 overall pick):

Bush:
Like you said, being reunited with coach Chow. He is a great coach, a guy I had a chance to play for and know very well. He is a great coach. I would love to play with coach Chow again.

On how important it is for him to be the first pick:

Bush:
This is about competing right now. I am competing to be the first pick. It would be very important for me. I am doing everything I can to position myself to be the number one draft pick.

On locking up the No. 1 spot:

Bush:
I haven't done any of my testing yet, so that will play a part in it. Just doing everything the right way from the little things to the big things as far as my interviews, workouts, my forty times. Everything that is going to play into the teams and organizations choosing who they want to be the number one pick.

On spending time with Houston Texans:

Bush:
I have not done any of my team interviews yet. I had a chance to meet with some of the guys but it was very brief – introduce myself to them and vice versa.


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