Mel Kiper called the decision of the Seahawks to take West Virginia defensive end Bruce Irvin with the 15th pick in the draft “mind boggling.” It shouldn’t have been.
Per a league source, at least seven teams had Irvin rated as one of the top 15 players available in the draft.
It’s no coincidence that we had Irvin in round one of the PFT and PFT Live mock drafts.
The knock on Irvin was that he lacks the size to contribute against the run. But he has shown an uncanny ability to get to passer during two years at West Virginia.
He’ll get a chance to continue to chase quarterbacks in the NFC West, as a member of the Seattle Seahawks.