Bruce Irvin, WVU Mountaineers

Discussion in 'Draft Zone' started by jblaze2004, Jan 4, 2012.

  1. rooler

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    and I really saw some quick moves from him last night - he can get to the second level

    and you know the kid is in great shape dang I don't the WV slowed down the whole game
  2. InmanRoshi

    InmanRoshi Zone Scribe

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    I like Irvin a lot in the 2nd round. I'm scared he's going to test through the roof and move up into late 1st. Even if he's not an every down player as a rookie, even if he could just come in nickel packages and focus on rushing the passer he would be a huge asset.
  3. EchoBrain22

    EchoBrain22 beWaredizzle

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    I dont think he is worth a first rounder. I watch a lot of WVU football and he is beast. Maybe a late second rounder. He is a situational pass rusher, kind of like Aldon Smith. Who knows if he has a good combine then he could shoot up the draft board.
  4. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Backwoods Sexy Staff Member

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    I don't think many project him in the first round. I think some have him in the 2-3 round area. I would not want to take him before the 3rd and would prefer to get him in the 4th or later if possible.

    However what could very well happen is he goes to the combine and people see his athletic ability and that can always make a player rise.

    And this comes from a WVU homer that loves the kid.

    But at this time he is better suited as a situation pass rusher until he can get a little more size on him. I could see him eventually turning into someone like KGB was for Greenbay where he was a situation guy for a period and then grew into the role more.
  5. MarionBarberThe4th

    MarionBarberThe4th Well-Known Member

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    His frame looks maxed out. About 6'2" with seemingly average arms and already thick arms.

    A guy like Andre branch from Clemson has much more room to put on weight.
  6. TheFinisher

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    I love Irvin's speed off the edge and think he has the highest upside out of all the 3-4 OLBs in the draft. Scouts are gonna have to do a lot of projecting with him because WVU's defense was not a very good fit for his skill set, but he's got the athleticism to be a terror off the edge as an OLB. I expect him to blow up the combine.
  7. jblaze2004

    jblaze2004 Well-Known Member

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    bruce irvin is quick off the ball, probably the fastest 3-4 OLB in the draft. He also has a non stop motor and he goes all out.

    He reminds me of von miller with that sick speed around the corner.

    He had a better junior year with 14 sacks. I wonder what happen this year? injuries? anybody knows?

    If he drops to us in the 2nd and we didn't take a OLB in the first I would jump all over him.


    talk about pressure
  8. jblaze2004

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  9. Eskimo

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    If we don't go OLB in the first and he's on the board in the 2nd I'd be happy with the pick. We need a pass rusher to complement Ware and he's got a great burst and can flatten out and turn the corner on OTs. He also seems to have some power to complement his speed that he can use on an inside counter for OTs who have over committed to the outside speed rush.

    It'll be interesting to see what he does at the Combine.
  10. Flyo87

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    I'd pick Irvin in the 2nd round and I'd be suprised if he didnt get at least 8 sacks rushing in the nickel and dime opposite DeMarcus Ware. Thats how poorly I think of Spencer and how much I think of Irvins ability to run the arc. Good player who will need a full offseason to become a full time 3-4 linebacker but i'll take that type of production any day of the week. I dont think San Fran is mad that Aldon Smith isnt a full time starter. Its up to the coaching staff to use the talent correctly once the proper talent has been selected.
  11. jblaze2004

    jblaze2004 Well-Known Member

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    this. I wouldn't even care if we sign a cheap vet to play just the run downs and sub in bruce irvin on passing downs or figure something out.
  12. Leadbelly

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    I haven't seen him a ton, but I can remember him vs my Terps his junior year. He basically beat us all by himself. Something like 3 or 4 sacks and a forced fumble. Think he knocked our QB out too.

    I don't know that he really knows how to do much more than run to the football. He's all athlete and instinct at this point. But he is going to test through the roof.

    I'd take him over Ingram or Upshaw six ways to Sunday. Both of those guys are more ready to start, but at best they're Spencer with a better motor. Slow.
  13. Eskimo

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    I'd definitely take Irvin over Upshaw on the basis of his impact potential and I could live with him being a pass rush specialist so long as we think he can beat NFL OTs. There has to be some concern about his ability to play in the base defense but I hope he'd pick that up in his rookie season and be ready to play full-time in his second year.

    I would say that based on the film I've seen I'd take Ingram over him. Ingram looks to be a more complete player who is Irvin's equal as a pass rusher. The bonus with Ingram is that you can probably play him at OLB, DE and DT. You just have to love that kind of versatility in the defense that Ryan is trying to put together here.

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