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2015 NFL DRAFT

Adrian Bushell, CB

School: Louisville  |  Conference: BIGE
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: DeSoto, TX
Height/Weight: 5-10 / 186 lbs.
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LATEST NEWS
04/29/2013 - Raiders Add 14 Undrafted Free Agents...Adrian Bushell (5-10, 190) DB - Louisville: Played two years at Louisville after also playing at Cedar Valley Community College and Florida. He posted 62 tackles (45 solo) and one interception as a senior at Louisville. - Raiders.com

04/08/2013 - 2013 Louisville Pro Day: Louisville Pro Day draws 20 NFL teams...Twenty NFL teams sent representatives to Louisville's pro day on March 19, where eight players worked out indoors on FieldTurf. Adrian Bushell CB (5-9, 190 pounds) - Although Bushel participated at the 2013 NFL Scouting Combine, he did everything again at his pro day. He ran 4.53 and 4.57 in the 40-yard dash, posted a 36-inch vertical jump and 10-foot, 1-inch broad jump, did the short shuttle in 4.36 seconds and the three-cone in 6.93. Bushell had a good overall workout as a defensive back. - Gil Brandt, NFL.com

01/02/2013 - Scouting the Louisville pass defense: While opponents have completed just 57.5 percent of their passes, they also boast a 21-9 TD-interception ratio and haven't had to worry about the pass rush very often. Louisville has only sacked the QB 19 times this year and its top pass rushers, DEs Lorenzo Mauldin and Marcus Smith, have battled injuries and inconsistency, respectively. Adrian Bushell is a top-notch cover corner who'd be welcome on most campuses, while FS Calvin Pryor and SS Hakeem Smith are a solid duo at safety. - The Sports Xchange

12/10/2012 - 2012 ALL-BIG EAST FIRST TEAM (COACHES): CB Adrian Bushell, Louisville, Sr., DeSoto, Texas/Cedar Valley CC, has been selected First Team All-BIG EAST Conference (Coaches selection) for the 2012 college football season. Bushell is enjoying his best season as a Cardinal, recording 59 tackles and one interception. He also leads the team with 11 pass break-ups. - Louisville football

10/23/2012 - BIG EAST: NFL DRAFT PROSPECT WATCH - WEEK 8: 3. DB Adrian Bushell, 5-11, 198, Louisville: Why he has the third spot: Bushell clinched a dramatic 27-25 win over South Florida last Saturday with an interception on the game's final play. It was one of Bushell's team-high five pass defenses. The senior cornerback may be able to transition seamlessly to the next level. Cardinals coach Charlie Strong's secondary arguably provides opposing offenses with the most complex coverages of any in the league. Bushell has ideal size for an NFL corner and decent speed (4.49 in the 40). He can also be a valuable contributor on special teams, as his blocked field goal against West Virginia in 2011 illustrates. Season stats (seven games): 36 tackles, INT, 5 passes defensed, 2 fumble recoveries. Player ranking: Bushell is ranked No. 177 overall and 22nd among CBs in CBSSports.com latest player rankings. Up next: Cincinnati, Friday, 8 p.m. ET (ESPN 2). - Matt Rybaltowski, CBSSports.com

10/16/2012 - 10-15-12 NFL DRAFT SCOUT RISER: CB ADRIAN BUSHELL, LOUISVILLE...A senior cornerback not receiving enough publicity is Adrian Bushell, who has competed at a high level each week in 2012. He doesn't have an interception yet this season, but ranks second on the team in tackles with 32 stops, adding four pass break-ups. Bushell has smooth hip action and footwork to quickly redirect his momentum, showing enough speed to play tight coverage all over the field. He plays like a seasoned veteran, showing good anticipation and discipline to recognize receiver's intended route and making a play on the ball. Bushell has a lean frame with little muscle (5-11, 187), but he throws his body around in run support, not shying from contact or tackles. Bushell, who was highly recruited out of high school, started his collegiate career at Florida and was expected to replace Joe Haden at cornerback after he went pro, starting opposite Janoris Jenkins. But he transferred and followed his former defensive coordinator Charlie Strong to Louisville, sitting out the 2010 season. Bushell entered the season in the mid-to-late round discussion, but if he plays the second half of his senior year at this level, look for him to continue to rise. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com

10/02/2012 - BIG EAST: NFL DRAFT PROSPECT WATCH - WEEK 5: 3. DB Adrian Bushell, 5-11, 187, Louisville: Why he has the third spot: The senior cornerback possesses a nice combination of speed and size and is regarded for his strong ball skills. In Week 4, Bushell earned Big East Defensive Player of the Week honors with seven tackles, a pass breakup and 0.5 TFLs at Florida International. The former University of Florida transfer is currently playing for his third school in his collegiate career and may be flying under the radar of most NFL scouts. Bushell is also an exceptional special teams player. Last season, he came up with a critical blocked FG against West Virginia in leading Louisville to an upset win over the Mountaineers. Season stats (five games): 25 tackles, 4 pass defenses, 2 fumbles recovered, 0.5 TFLs. Player ranking: Bushell is ranked 170th overall and 21st among cornerbacks in CBSSports.com latest player rankings. Up next: at Pittsburgh, Saturday Oct. 13 11:00 a.m. ET (ESPN U). - Matt Rybaltowski, CBSSports.com

09/24/2012 - WEEK 4 BIG EAST DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Louisivlle cornerback Adrian Bushell was tabbed as BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week after he helped Louisville remain unbeaten with his effort in the Cardinals' 28-21 win at Florida International. He had a team-high seven tackles to go with 0.5 tackles for loss and a pass breakup to lead a defense that held the Golden Panthers to 326 yards of offense and 198 passing yards. - BIG EAST football

09/02/2012 - SCOUTING THE DEFENSE: Completely under the radar last year, the Cardinals were a top 20 defense nationally and return 10 starters on that side of the ball. They were especially tough against the run, allowing just 100.5 yards per game to rank 10th nationally. Louisville appears to be particularly strong on the back end with the return of CB Adrian Bushell and SS Hakeem Smith, both of whom were picked to the preseason All-Big East team. One thing the coaches want to see is more pressure on opposing passers after the Cards' sack rate dropped slightly in 2011. - The Sports Xchange

07/31/2012 - Louisville is the overwhelming favorite to win the Big East, receiving 24 of 28 first-place votes from a media panel. South Florida was picked second and received four first-place votes in the preseason poll released Tuesday before the conference's media day. Rutgers was third, followed by Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, Connecticut, Syracuse and league newcomer Temple. This is the last season in the Big East for Pittsburgh and Syracuse. They will be leaving for the Atlantic Coast Conference next season. Temple re-entered the league on short notice to replace West Virginia. Five new members will be joining the rebuilding conference next season. Louisville returns 17 starters from a team that finished 7-6 overall and 5-2 in the league last season. - AP Sports

06/27/2012 - Top-five Louisville prospects for the 2013 NFL Draft: 3. CB Adrian Bushell (5-10, 190)...One of the primary reasons why some project Louisville to rise to the top of the Big East this season is the talent they possess in the secondary. While this unit was plagued by injuries and inconsistency a year ago, there is no denying that in Smith and Bushell, the Cardinals boast legitimate NFL-caliber athleticism. Bushell, who originally signed and played with the University of Florida after being a very highly regarded prep prospect, didn't even join the Cardinals until after the team's training camp a year ago but quickly ascended to the top of the depth chart. While only playing in nine games, he registered 50 tackles, three passes broken up, an interception and proved a standout special teams performer, returning the opening kickoff against Connecticut for a 100-yard touchdown and blocking a field goal against West Virginia that was also returned for a score. For his efforts, Bushell was recognized with First Team All Big East honors and there is no doubt that he has the talent to do more in 2012. Scouts, however, will have to do their homework on Bushell as he could serve as a tour guide should his football career not pan out. Prior to playing with Louisville, he'd played high school football in the states of Florida and Texas, spent two years with the Gators (redshirted in 2008, 14 tackles, one interception as a reserve in 2009) and was enrolled at Cedar Valley Community College. Consistent struggles with off-field issues, including academics, has played a role in his travels. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com

 
LATEST NEWS
04/29/2013 - Raiders Add 14 Undrafted Free Agents...Adrian Bushell (5-10, 190) DB - Louisville: Played two years at Louisville after also playing at Cedar Valley Community College and Florida. He posted 62 tackles (45 solo) and one interception as a senior at Louisville. - Raiders.com

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