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WVU's Irvin Taken by Seattle

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RENTON, Wash. (AP) -- The Seattle Seahawks pulled a stunner in the first round of the NFL draft on Thursday night, addressing their need for a pass rusher by selecting West Virginia's Bruce Irvin with the 15th overall pick.

The Seahawks' selection was made after Seattle traded with Philadelphia, moving down from No. 12 to No. 15 and acquiring two picks in the later rounds of the draft.

But no one could have guessed Irvin would be the selection Seattle made.

Irvin played two seasons at West Virginia and had 14 sacks as a junior and another 8 1/2 sacks his final season. He's expected to be solely a pass rush option for the Seahawks as he's undersized at 6-foot-3, 245 pounds. And Irvin had off-field problems prior to his arrival at West Virginia, including jail time.

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