Originally written on Football Nation  |  Last updated 11/10/14
Call him the biggest reach in the draft, or call him one of the most astute picks made by the Seahawks, either way Bruce Irvin was the 15thpick in the first round of the 2012 draft and will be given every opportunity to prove worthy of the pick. So what were John Schneider and Pete Carroll thinking when they decided the linebacker from West Virginia was their man?  When you look at the way the Seahawks operate as a whole, using the first rounder on Irvin actually makes sense.  After all, this is the same team that turned the mountain of a man Red Bryant, at nearly 330lbs is large by even DT standards, into a right-side collapsing defensive end; then manning the left side with a converted linebacker who seems completely undersized for the job in Chris Clemons.  Both players experienced a renaissance at their new positions; Bryant is considered the most important player on the DL, while Clemons has turned from being a marginal veteran into the Seahawks’ most effective pass rusher.  ...
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