At least thats what the media will tell you. Dont discredit this Front office, if you wanted an elite pass rusher or the next Aldon Smith, you just got it. I dont like that us as fans allow the "experts" to draw up our opinion on every player and tell us where they should go. Did you know Brian Cushing and Clay Mathews were both rated BELOW Aaron Curry? Did you like Curry? Do you miss him? The safest pick in the 2009 draft was the biggest bust of the 2009 NFL draft. The only experts are the teams, they get to know everything about a player.
No one is perfect. But this front office will now select 8 players(as of now) in this years draft. Ill almost guarantee they wanted to trade back from 15 again for a few more picks but no one bit on it. So they took their guy. Aldon Smith was a reach a year ago, do you think he was a reach now? Irvin is faster, and a more natural pass rusher coming out of college. Yeah sure he is "only" a pass rusher. But last I checked, we dont need run stuffers. We dont need an every down player right now. We need someone who can get the QB on 3rd and long and passing situations. In a passing league I would say having a defensive end that can add weight, and is almost as fast as our Pro Bowl safety ET, is very valuable, and nothing near a reach. This time next year, we'll see who reached. But I have faith in my organizations front office, that they made the right pick.
Word is that San Fran wanted Irvin. Did you want Aldon Smith and Bruce Irvin coming at us? I love the pick. Let it sink in, go have a beer. If you do your research on the guy, watch a lot of tape. Make sure to discredit running downs, he was drafted as a pass rush specialist, and in college he played on a 3-3-5 base defense.
He is 6'3" 245lb, as a defensive end that is small. But in two years this guy will be nationwide known. Give him a chance. He has plenty of room to add weight and will probably take over the Leo once Clemons is gone. Might even be a WILL linebacker for us in certain situations.
I dont know about you, but I trust my team, and i love this pick. Perfect fit
Do you like the Bruce Irvin pick, coupled with adding a few picks? (For sake of the poll, lets say they couldnt trade back from 15)
Love It! (55 votes)
I'm Happy (80 votes)
Eh (32 votes)
No (9 votes)
Sucks to be a seahawk fan (10 votes)
186 total votes