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VMAC Pre-Draft Visitor Profile: DL David Irving, Iowa State

A quick look at VMAC Pre-Draft Visitors. All SPARQ numbers courtesy of Zach Whitman and

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Per Eric Edholm, DL David Irving is scheduled for a Pre-Draft visit with the Seahawks.

David Irving was kicked off the team at Iowa State last year due to a domestic assault situation with the mother of his child, followed by his participation in a riot on campus. Now back in California, Gil Brandt says Irving put up some eye popping Pro Day numbers.

The defensive tackle/defensive end measured in a 6-foot-7 and ¾ inches, and 273 pounds. He ran the forty in 4.84 seconds with a 38 inch vertical jump, 10-8 broad jump, 4.53 shuttle and 7.27 three-cone drill. His 10 yard split was 1.69.  Brandt also says Irving has an 87 ¾ wingspan, which is almost unheard of -- for comparison -- WR Kelvin Benjamin has an 83 inch wingspan.

Irving's workout made him the 2nd highest SPARQ tester of the Non-Combine Invite Defensive Tackles, at a whopping 135.7 pSPARQ and 1.8 sigma (96% percentile for NFL D-Lineman). The only higher rated non-Combine DT tester was DT Kristjan Sokoli, who is also scheduled for a VMAC visit. Both Sokoli and Irving tested better than any of the Combine invited Defensive Tackles.

The VMAC Visitors we have tracked for Field Gulls so far in 2015 are:

DL David Irving, Iowa State
DT Kristjan Sokoli, Buffalo
DT Tory Slater, West Georgia
WR Ty Montgomery, Stanford
WR Chris Harper, California
S Demarious Randall, Arizona State
CB Tray Walker, Texas Southern
RB Mike Davis, South Carolina


As a quick reminder, based on the observable M.O. of the Seahawks over the past four Drafts, Seattle likes to host a few early-round type players, a smattering of mid-rounder types, then a host of late-round to undrafted free agent types to the VMAC prior to the draft. Each team is allotted 30 official visits, and Seattle's goal in hosting later-round and UDFA types is to use them as a recruitment-style pitch. There's a free for all after the draft ends in getting players to come to your organization, and Seattle does its best to make themselves an exciting and attractive location for players that have the choice of where to sign (hence, their brochure last year).