The Seahawks pulled off a stunner Thursday, taking Bruce Irvin, a 6-3, 248-pound defensive end from West Virginia who dazzled scouts with a 4.5-second time in the 40 yard dash, then disappointed many when he was arrested for breaking a sign at a sandwich shop.
Most scouting services projected Irvin as second-rounder. He did himself no good when he was arrested in March in Morgantown, W. Va., and charged with destruction of property.
That wasn’t enough to discourage the Seahawks, who see him as a pass-rush specialist that fills their biggest positional need. He had 8.5 sacks in a senior season that was considered disappointing.
He plays the position occupied by Chris Clemons, 31, the Seashawks’ best pass rushing lineman.
The Seahawks traded their No. 12 pick to the Philadelphia Eagles, who gave the Seahawks the No. 15 pick, plus a fourth-rounder (No. 114) and a sixth-rounder, (No. 172). The Seahawks now have two picks in the fourth round and two picks in sixth. The Seahawks fgave up their fifth-round pick in the Marshawn Lynch trade with Buffalo.
The draft continues at 4 p.m. Friday with rounds two and three. At 9 a.m. Saturday, round four begins through seven will start.