First-round surprise

Last month, just after Bruce Irvin had wowed a group of NFL coaches, scouts and personnel directors during his pro day workout, he was full of confidence about his status in the upcoming draft, saying he couldn’t imagine that “there are 32 players who are better than me in this country.”

Thursday night, in the middle of the first round of that draft, the Seattle Seahawks showed they agreed with that assessment.

The Seahawks stunned almost everyone by taking Irvin, the West Virginia pass rusher, with the No. 15 pick despite repeated questions about both his size and background. Seattle traded down from the No. 12 spot in the first round, so they not only got Irvin but fourth- and seventh-round choices from Philadelphia in the deal.

Full Article at: The Charleston Gazette

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