#8 – Rafael Bush, Safety
Jan 11, 2014; Seattle, WA, USA; New Orleans Saints free safety Rafael Bush (25) hits Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Percy Harvin (right) in front of Saints defensive back Trevin Wade (30) during the first half of the 2013 NFC divisional playoff football game at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports
Bush continues to impress the Saints organization, as he finished out with career highs this season. Since being claimed by the Saints last season, and smartly taking the former Bush who wore #25 for the Saints (Reggie), he’s making more of a name for himself. He took over for Courtney Roby, and has made the most of his opportunities. His pocketbook may be a little less after the hit on Percy Harvin, but wow, how about those hits? Bush took 520 snaps in 2013, and graded out at +2.9.
2014 Outlook: Bush showed a glimpse of what the Saints can expect should they keep him on board. The Saints have the advantage of him being a Restricted Free Agent, but depending on what happens with Malcolm Jenkins and Roman Harper, Bush has a high chance of being at least the #3 guy for the Saints at safety.