The Seattle Seahawks selected West Virginia outside linebacker Bruce Irvin with the 15th overall pick of the 2012 NFL Draft.
Fantasy analysis: Irvin may be the best natural pass rusher in the entire draft class, but he comes with a host of off-the-field concerns and is undersized at 6-foot-3, 245 pounds.
Seattle may use him in a hybrid role as a pass-rushing 4-3 end, but he is better suited - and more likely to be used as - a 4-3 weakside 'backer.
His individual fantasy value is limited, since he doesn't figure to be much of a tackler at the next level, and sack artists rarely provide a lot of fantasy worth. Seattle's promising defense gets a notable boost, though, since he has the chance to chance quarterbacks and helps their secondary record more picks.
About Cory J. Bonini
Cory is KFFL's General Manager. In late 2002, he joined the KFFL staff as a research analyst and has been involved in fantasy sports since 1996. A member of the Fantasy Sports Trade Association, as well as Fantasy Sports Writers Association, Bonini has been featured in print, on radio and on scores of websites. Bonini co-hosted Big Lead Sports on SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio from 2011 to 2012.
Bonini was recognized with the 2010 Best Article in Print Award from the FSWA and was a finalist for the same award in 2011. In '11, he finished first overall in the FSWA NFL experts challenge that featured 60 of the industry's best competitors.
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