Shop for Seattle Seahawks gear at

Seahawks Ink First Round Pick DE Irvin

The Seahawks have come to terms on a multi-year deal with first-round pick Bruce Irvin, a defensive end taken 15th overall in last month’s draft to help fill Seattle’s need for a speed pass rusher to come off the edge.

The team also came to terms with the other seven members of its 2012 draft class, an unusual move given that a team’s draft picks are usually signed over time in the weeks following the draft.

The terms of the deals announced Monday were not released.

Selecting Irvin so high was considered a reach by some. He had been considered a likely second-day pick. But he became the centerpiece of a draft focused on defense, with most of Seattle’s selections landing on that side of the ball.

The 6-foot-3, 245-pound Irvin played two seasons at West Virginia, where he had 14 sacks as a junior, and 8 1/2 sacks in his final season.

Other selections included QB Russell Wilson, a star at Wisconsin taken in the third round, and Utah State linebacker Bobby Wagner, the Seahawks’ second-round pick.

Enjoyed this post?
Subscribe to Seahawks Gab via RSS Feed or E-mail and receive daily news updates from us!

Submit to Digg  Stumble This Story  Share on Twitter  Post on Facebook  Post on MySpace  Add to  Bark It Up  Submit to Reddit  Fave on Technorati

Leave a Reply

Write For Us