Measurables: 5-foot-11, 205 pounds .
2014 stats: two solo tackles, one pass defensed, one interception.
In his time at Wake Forest, Josh Bush recorded 134 combined tackles, seven interceptions and 16 passes defensed. He notched six interceptions as a senior and was named first-team All-ACC and third-team All-American.
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Rex Ryan and the New York Jets drafted Bush in the sixth round of the 2012 NFL Draft. In two seasons in New York, Bush was unable to crack the starting lineup on defense, although it bears mentioning that he graded out in the positive in each season, according to Pro Football Focus.
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The Jets waived him last October and the Denver Broncos signed him to the practice squad a little more than a month later. Bush was called up to the active roster on 12/17 and eventually saw action in Week 17 vs. the Oakland Raiders, which is when he recorded his first career interception, picking off Derek Carr.
Bush is a smart player, with above average instincts. But he’ll be competing with rookie seventh round pick Josh Furman and fourth-year veteran Omar Bolden for the Broncos fourth and likely final safety spot. Both players he’s competing with are John Elway draft picks.
One thing that could help Bush is his versatility. Like Bolden, he has experience playing cornerback. In a tight spot, he could stop the gap there, but he’s more cut out for thumping as a strong safety.