I just got done watching two separate WV games again and while Irvin showed the explosive ability we all knew he had he is far from ready to turn into a legitimate and consistent threat at the next level.
He can be absolutely owned by smaller offensive lineman. His only two major threats in his rush package is by either simply beating the man in front of him off the LOS or the up and under against bigger lineman. At the next level those two moves will be negated somewhat. He needs to add another 10 pounds in muscle, he has no finesse game what so ever.
He will be liability in the run game because he will get chewed up in tight spaces.
His ceiling is off the charts but how much time are you willing to invest in him with a 2nd round pick. Perhaps the temptation is stronger if he's does not have bonehead character issues to go along with him.
I was on the fence about taking him in 2 and had to go back and see if I could push myself one way or the other. I did, I pushed myself the other. I don't touch him before the 3rd.
It takes a genius to whine appealingly.