During the 2012 NFL Draft the New York Jets drafted Josh Bush. Based on what I know of Bush he would have likely gone undrafted had the Jets not snagged him with the 187th selection in the sixth round. This is a major reason why most fans disregard the free safety out of Wake Forest.
Bush is a good athlete who ran a 4.5 second 40 yard dash and posted a 3-cone drill of 7.02 seconds. He played cornerback and safety in college which shows he’s a versatile defensive back.
The hardest positions to play in Rex Ryan‘s defense are strong safety and free safety. They require an above average mental aptitude and toughness. Bush seems to have both which makes him the perfect substitute to replace former Jet Brodney Pool on passing downs.
This team desperately needs to figure out a way to stop opposing tight ends and the only way to do that is to have a quality pass defending free safety. No one left on the roster, other than maybe Darrelle Revis, can fill this role like Bush potentially can. If Bush can fill the role, that his head coach has stated, he will play, then he will be the biggest surprise of the 2012 NFL season.