Bruce Irvin Scouting Report, DE/OLB West Virginia Mountaineers

Bruce Irvin is a Pass Rushing Demon (picture source faxubruceirvin.com)

 

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Measurables:

Listed at 6’3 245 pounds, 33 3/8″ arms, 9 5/8″ hands

4.50 40 yard dash, 23 bench press reps, 33.5″ vert, 123″ broad jump, 6.70 3 cone drill, 4.03  20 yard shuttle

Stats:

2010 stats

Irvin was dominating in 2010. He had 14 sacks and 14 tackles for loss. He was often unblockable. He was not a full time player though. He added 10 pounds to his frame to play defensive end this year. He’ll be moved  to OLB in the N.F.L

2011:

Tackles
G Solo Assisted Total Total/G
13 26 14 40 3.08
Tackles For Loss
G TFL TFL Yards TFL/G
13 14.5 87 1.12
Sacks
G Sacks Sack Yards Sacks/G
13 8.0 67 0.62
Misc. Defense
G Passes Broken Up QB Hurries Fumbles Forced Kicks/Punts Blocked
13 0 2 3 0

Pros:

Good first step….great speed…extremely productive…good motor…no serious injury history…instinctive…good pass rushing arsenal…versatile could play 4-3 OLB in the N.F.L on certain teams…really uses his hands well to shed blocks…good pass rush aresenal,

Cons:

Started at JUCO and played as a specialist last year, lacks a ton of experience (not a huge deal)…Too small to play DE in the N.F.L….a little small for OLB in the N.F.L….Hasn’t shown enough yet in his run stopping abilities…can’t do that as a defensive end in the league…can he handle more attention vs other big time prospects? This remains to be seen…Isn’t great in zone coverage…can get too wide in his pass rush (that’s ok for certain schemes like the Eagles or Colts…not great for other teams)

Quick thoughts:

Irvin has tremendous value as a guy who can rush the passer and while I don’t see this advocated too often.I think he is a great candidate to play SAM linebacker in a 43 defense because he plays the well run despite his size and he can still rush the passer from that position.

Player comparison: I’ll continue to think of a better one, but right now think of a college Manny Lawson

Projected round:

2

 

Sayre’s initial Scouting report:

Bruce Irvin is one of the most underrated prospects in this year’s crop of players, and probably rightfully so. He had been in junior college up until last season, where he was an All-American defensive end/linebacker hybrid with 72 tackles, 16 sacks, and 21 tackles for loss. His prowess at junior college helped him wind up at West Virginia where he was strictly a third down pass rusher, so he didn’t see a ton of action as a starter, but he made the most of his limited opportunities. He finished the year with just 21 tackles, but he had 14 sacks and two forced fumbles. He is truly unstoppable as a pass rusher, and he is getting a chance to start this year as a defensive end for the Mountaineers, so we will have to see how he holds up as a full-time starter, but for now, I really like him as a prospect.

What are your thoughts on Bruce Irvin. We’ll keep updating this page as the season progresses and he goes through the combine etc.

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