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It came as quite a shock to a lot of people when the Seahawks took troubled West Virginia defensive end Bruce Irvin with the 15th pick in April's draft.
But as the days went on, it became clear that if Seattle had passed, the New York Jets would have gobbled Irvin up with the very next pick.
Irvin has great pass rush ability, but is small and didn't play every down at WVU.
That hasn't stopped him in Seattle.
Irvin has shined brightly at Seahawks camp and all but solidified himself as a third-down rusher while maybe getting some time on earlier downs.
WVUPros' Caleb Wygal writes, "The reports show that Irvin has been very fast off the edge, often changing direction so quickly that it leaves offensive linemen off-balance. Irvin has had an opportunity in (Chris) Clemons’ absence to receive snaps with the first team defense."
Clemons' absence gives Irvin a shot to show his stuff with the starters and he'll need to take full advantage of that.
Rookie Prediction: 45 tackles, 11 sacks, 4 forced fumbles