http://www.jsonline.com/sports/packers/prospects-story-awaits-an-ending-3a47a8p-139412568.html Emphasis on "almost." The 6-2, 245-pounder is sure to catch himself. He knows better. He knows he can't skim over one minor detail here. Irvin, who grew up in Atlanta, was a high-school dropout. He ditched school for an abyss of drug dealing and robbery, a world that could've devoured him forever. On the field, Irvin is the first to say he's a work in progress. Sure, he tore through the Big East. In two seasons, Irvin finished with 29 tackles for loss and 22.5 sacks. But that was with his hand in the dirt. To catch the Packers' eye - and prove himself as a 3-4 OLB - next week's NFL Combine is crucial. At Lucas Oil Stadium, Irvin's 4.4 speed will take center stage. After three years of street pickups and low draft picks, the pass rush-needy Packers may pick a new running mate for Matthews early in the draft and Irvin is a possibility. He doesn't hide from his past. It made him. And Irvin doesn't think he should slip past Green Bay.