December 1, 2011; Tampa, FL, USA; West Virginia Mountaineers defensive end Bruce Irvin (11) during the second half against the South Florida Bulls at Raymond James Stadium. West Virginia Mountaineers defeated the South Florida Bulls 30-27. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-US PRESSWIRE

Seahawks Trade Down, Pick Pass Rusher Bruce Irvin

Pete Carroll and John Schneider defied conventional wisdom once again, leaving the arrogant talking heads speachless once again.

The Seahawks traded the 12th overall pick to the Eagles for the 15th overall pick, plus 4th, 6th and 7th round picks.

The Seahawks then selected Bruce Irvin out of West Virginia with the 15th overall pick. Irvin is a pass rush specialist. He was listed as an OLB by the league, but will play DE for the Seahawks, either in the LEO position or coming in for Red Bryant on the other side of the line on passing downs.

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  • Hawk_Eye

    I always said we would move down in the draft and take a pass rusher or offensive lineman. And I was pretty happy when we picked up the additional 4th and 6th round pick, but who is this guy Bruce Irvin? I think we could have gotten him in the second round. We passed up David DeCastro and Cordy Glenn. Either player would have been the dream pick for me.

  • Keith_12thMR

     @Hawk_Eye I’ll have a profile up shortly. it’s not the bad pick that everyone is claiming it is.

  • Hawk_Eye

     @Keith_12thMR I’m not claiming it’s a bad pick, just one round too early. If he turns out to be a good player, it won’t matter either way. 

  • Pedrohawk

    Oh man I wanted DeCastro so bad

  • Pedrohawk

    watching Irvin’s combine work out, he has great hips and like everyone is saying, he can seriously cover a looooooot of ground. If we could teach him how to drop back into coverage this guy could be a really versatile defensive end. One thing is for sure he is a freak of an athlete. 

  • Hawk_Eye

    After reading how many other teams had him ranked a top 15 player, I feel much better. We have already received D & F grades by all the so called experts. Just like the last 2 years. Nothing new. But yet San Francisco reached lower than us and received B grades for “filling their needs”. Kind of funny. I think everyone in the country likes to pile it on to Seattle. Oh, well. Now onto rounds 2 and 3.

  • Keith_12thMR

     @Hawk_Eye a pass rusher is much tougher to find than a G. Seahawks could pick Osemele in rd 2 if there really felt they needed a G, and you wouldn’t see much of a difference on Sundays than if they’d picked Glenn.

  • Hawkfan82

    I honestly hated this pick. I feel Bobby Wagner is going to be a better LB than Irvin. I would have loved to see us take Melvin Ingram in the first round. He was there and he would have been amazing with Clemons and Bryant on the line. You watch he is gonna be a play maker. 

  • Keith_12thMR

     @Hawkfan82 Irvin isnt a LB. he’s a Leo DE.

  • HughWaltermann

    This is the same garbage as last year. You assumed that the rest of the sports world were arrogant because you all felt Pete Carroll knew best. Well James Carpenter was a bust!!!! Pete Carroll has never resolved anyone’s off the field issues or have you forgotten too soon Lyndale White. Carroll has allot to prove, especially after last season.