How Juwann Bushell-Beatty Has Emerged At Right Tackle

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How Juwann Bushell-Beatty Has Emerged At Right Tackle

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How Juwann Bushell-Beatty Has Emerged At Right Tackle

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — It took a few years, but in his fifth-year, former Paramus (NJ) Catholic right tackle Juwann Bushell-Beatty has finally found his groove.

After the Penn State game, Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh noted that Bushell-Beatty had a stellar game at Michigan State, and the Wolverines athletic director Warde Manuel, a former offensive lineman for the maize and blue himself, was impressed with what the fifth-year tackle did against the Nittany Lions.

And how he’s playing is a far cry from how he opened the season at Notre Dame, or after he struggled in spot duty over the course of the previous two seasons.

Bushell-Beatty is happy with how he’s continued to ascend — especially given the OL’s struggles against the Irish’s athletic defensive ends — and says that he’s going to continue to take things one play at a time.

“There’s a few things I have to fix, but overall, I was pretty happy with it,” Bushell-Beatty said. “These last few weeks, I’ve been on an upward trend, trying to take it game-by-game, play-by-play and doing what I got to do.”

How does he feel like he’s gone from liability on the right side of the line to being a part of one of the Wolverines’ newfound strengths?

For Bushell-Beatty, it’s in large part due to just putting some good ole fashioned work in the film room.

“Just understanding the game more,” Bushell-Beatty said. “I’m older — I don’t really have classes like the younger guys do. So, studying the film, studying the playbook. Paying attention to my opponent, work on techniques. Those are all the things you’ve gotta do.”

See more from Bushell-Beatty in the video above.

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