Pro Football Focus thinks a Pittsburgh Steelers player is trending in the wrong direction during training camp.

Doug Kyed, an NFL reporter/writer for Pro Football Focus, recently pointed out a “riser” and “faller” on each NFL team. And he feels like the “faller” for the Steelers is linebacker Devin Bush.

“Bush currently shares a spot on the Steelers’ depth chart with Robert Spillane,” wrote Kyed. “The two players are competing for a starting spot next to Myles Jack.”

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Jul 27, 2022; Latrobe, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Devin Bush 955) participates in training camp at Chuck Noll Field. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Bush, who was a first-round pick by the Steelers in the 2019 NFL Draft, probably doesn’t have a long-term future in Pittsburgh.

The Steelers declined Bush’s fifth-year option earlier this offseason, which means he’ll be a free agent after the 2022 season.

Kyed’s suggestion that Bush is trending in the wrong direction, however, isn’t necessarily accurate.

Recent reports from training camp have actually indicated that Bush is quietly having a strong training camp.

I can understand why the perception is that Bush is a “faller”, but it’s quite the opposite. While his long-term future may not be with the Steelers (though that could change with a strong season), he should still play a key role in Pittsburgh’s defense this season.

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