27 April 2012
West Virginia defensive end Bruce Irvin because the first surprise of the draft, as the Seattle Seahawks drafted him with the 15th overall pick.
Irvin, at 6-foot-3, 245 pounds, had a sensational career in just two seasons for the Mountaineers. Among many eye popping statistics he's recorded, the most notable was his 22 1/2 sacks in his short college career.
Seattle head coach, Pete Carroll, immediately went to twitter to voice his pleasure with the pick.
"He (Bruce Irvin) looks like a carbon copy of Von Miller rushing the passer. This is the type of guy that puts fear in offensive tackles," tweeted Carroll.
Irvin is the ninth first round pick in West Virginia history, and the first since Adam "PacMan" Jones in 2006.
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