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Mike Bush

WR | (6-5, 198, 4.72) | Washington State
By Pro Football Weekly

Notes: High school basketball star and football player. Came to Pullman as a basketball player and concentrated on hoops until he walked on to the football team in the spring of 2001. Started 19 basketball games in 1998-99, was the team's second-leading scorer in 1999-2000 and led the team in scoring in 2000-01, despite missing 11 games (ineligible for eight games, injured for three). Started all 12 games in '01 and caught 46 passes for 959 yards and 10 touchdowns. Fractured his left foot in the spring of '02 but was able to start every game his senior year and catch 49-699-6.

Positives: Has great size and hands to pluck the ball out of the air. Does a good job of playing the cornerback against himself with a nice start-and-stop move. Gains speed as he goes and has sneaky speed and leaping ability. Shows some toughness and good ball skills. Has a long reach, extends and catches, is willing to block and wants the ball in the red zone. Created a lot of mismatches at the college level, which is why he has been productive.

Negatives: Doesn't have initial quickness and doesn't have football strength because he didn't make the weight room a priority. Had a three-year layoff from football. Will have concentration lapses, drops and is a little stiff. Runs average routes and doesn't have a great burst. Is not sudden.

Summary: Does not run well, but has the frame to add 20 pounds and could be a possession-type receiver or H-back.

* Player biographies are provided by Pro Football Weekly.