Bruce Irvin Scouting Report

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Bruce Irvin Scouting Report

Position: OLB
Conference: Big12
School: West Virginia Mountaineers
Year/Status: Drafted
Jersey Number: #11
Height & Weight: 6'3 - 245 lbs.
Draft Prediction: Second Round
Drafted 1.15 in 2012 by SEA

2012 NFL Combine Results
40-Yard Dash4.50
Bench press23
Vertical jump33.5
Broad jump10'3
Three-cone drill6.70
20-yard shuttle4.03

2012 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:

Bruce Irvin, OLB, West Virginia

Bruce Irvin is one of the more interesting prospects in the 2012 NFL Draft. He dropped out of high school, ended up earning his GED in 2007, and spent time in a juvenile detention center. He played football at Mt San Antonio Community College, then after de-committing from both Tennessee and Arizona State, he finally chose to attend West Virginia.

With the Mountaineers, he had 14 sacks in very limited play in 2010. The reality is that while his pass-rushing potential is truly elite, he's a very raw prospect who has had very little coaching and practice. He is only in his second year with the Mountaineers and whoever takes a chance on him will need to groom him into their defense.

Irvin finished with 22.5 sacks in his two years at WVU, but teams have to be concerned about his ability on first down to make a difference as a run stopper. He's currently undersized and many larger offensive linemen would have no trouble overpowering him.

With a really good combine performance, Irvin secured his place as a Top 40 prospect.

Last Updated Apr-28-2012 by Matt De Lima

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Prediction: 1st Round

The worst thing for Irvin is how he's being used ( or misused ) in the WVU scheme , he's lined up vs the LT in what appears to be some type of 5 technique as a down lineman , that's just crazy . He shouldn't be eating up blocks he should be out on the edge against a TE or RB as an OLB .

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threecubed 11/10/11 12:41 PM