Why Seattle’s Bruce Irvin Should Be on the Falcons’ Radar

February 11, 2014   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Atlanta Falcons fans are salivating just at the thought of the team acquiring a young edge-rusher to add to its woeful pass rush.
Names like Michael Johnson (Cincinnati Bengals), Brian Orakpo (Washington Redskins), Jadeveon Clowney (South Carolina), Anthony Barr (UCLA) and Khalil Mack (University of Buffalo) have all been bandied about ad nauseum.
While each of those aforementioned pass-rushers would be a wonderful addition to the red and black, the Seattle Seahawks' hybrid wrecking machine, Bruce Irvin, might be the player that would take Atlanta's defense to awesome new heights.
And he could possibly be the most cost-effective.
When Seattle drafted Irvin out of West Virginia University with the 15th selection in the 2012 draft, it had designs on lining him up all over its defensive formation and turning him loose on opposing quarterbacks. 
At 6'3", 248 pounds, Irvin is undoubtedly one of the very best athletes in the league—regardless of position. ...

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