A pair of former Cincinnati Bearcats defensive backs Arquon Bush and Ja’Von Hicks are hoping to get selected in the 2023 NFL Draft, which is set to get underway tonight in Kansas City!
Bush finished his memorable Bearcats career with nine interceptions in 49 games, the seventh-most in school history, en route to earning All-AAC honors following his senior campaign.
Hicks totaled 197 tackles and 10 interceptions throughout his career at Cincinnati, the sixth-most in program history, including a 45-yard touchdown return in the home opener last season.
There are several other Bearcats that are projected to get picked in the upcoming NFL Draft including Ivan Pace Jr, Tyler Scott, Jabari Taylor, Tre Tucker, Josh Whyle and more!
Cincinnati Football: Bearcats defensive back duo discuss plans for upcoming NFL Draft
Playing alongside a ton of talented defensive backs at Cincinnati, both prospects developed into key parts of the secondary and showed off their intriguing potential at Pro Day last month.
Stay tuned for coverage throughout the week as dozens of former Bearcats look to secure a spot at the next level. The draft is set to start on Thursday at 8:00 PM on ESPN and fuboTV.
Bush discussed expectations for the NFL and plans for the draft in an interview with me this month!
"“I’m just looking for more of an aggressive defense that is willing to take risks. Just going to get the ball. I like to get picks. That’s what corners do. I come up and tackle but I like to get picks so I’m looking for a defense that likes to go get the ball. We’re getting an AirBnb and all my family is going to be there. The draft day for me is more laid back. I’m going to watch it but I’ll probably just be walking around with my family, playing games and stuff like that. Wherever God wants me to fall is where I’ll fall. I’m not really pressing the point. It is what it is at this point. You can’t change it. Everybody already knows who they’re going to get so hopefully I hear my name called on one of those days. If not, hopefully we get picked up after.”"