Greg Cosell, the senior producer of NFL Films and noted player evaluator, projects West Virginia defensive end Bruce Irvin as a 3-4 outside linebacker at the next level. The Packers are likely to pick a player or two at that position in April’s NFL draft.
WVU Irvin a quick accelerator. Exploded off edge. Excellent closing speed. Reminded me of Colts Mathis at times. Movement to play 3-4 OLB.
— Greg Cosell (@gregcosell) March 31, 2012
Irvin, who weighs just 245 pounds, ran the 40-yard dash in 4.50 seconds at the NFL combine in last month. In two years at West Virginia, Irvin had 21.5 sacks.