Bruce Irvin excelling as pass rush specialist

Seattle Seahawks 1st-round pick Bruce Irvin recorded his first career sack on Sunday against the Cowboys and is developing into an asset as a pass rush specialist.

Through two games Irvin has been used as a pass rusher on 53 of his 64 snaps (82.8%).

While Irvin has done a nice job in this role (he’s recorded a sack, hit or pressure on 9.1% of his pass rush plays), their use of him in this role begs the question: is it worth drafting a pass-rush specialist in the 1st round?

No matter how well Irvin performs in this role, the fact remains he’s a part-time player. He certainly hasn’t looked like a bust, but until he develops into a a true three-down lineman it will be hard to give the Seahawks a strong grade for their selection.



Posted on by Ryan McCrystal in Rookie Notes, Seahawks 1 Comment

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One Response to Bruce Irvin excelling as pass rush specialist

  1. Kevin

    It’s amazing you can still justify your F grade for Bruce when Ingram, Coples, Mercilus, Jones and Upshaw have .5 a sack. Oh Wagner is a stud of a MLB and Wilson is a starting QB. Seattle doesn’t have that many glaring holes anymore. Time to admit you misjudge the Seahawks draft.

     

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