Originally Posted by Trogdor
Agreed on JG. But on defense you can't have two guys rushing all-out on the outside or you have zero sustain. Dangerous against mobile QBs and draws / counters. I do agree with the notion that Irvin would have a place (mentioned 3rd down rusher in my post) but I think his ability to take the field other than as a pass-rush specialist would be extremely minimal.
His talent vs draft pick is going to be a steal it's just a matter of a team trusting him to leave his baggage behind. It was admirable that he kept his nose clean after his upbringing but the last incident showed it is not completely repressed.
If he had been caught for drugs that'd be one thing (he probably wouldn't get drafted), but a broken sign just tells me the guy has natural born animal aggression. Gotta like that! lol.
He has room to fill. Ware weighed all of 256 pounds at the combine. These guys can be molded into form. Picking up enough good weight to be a better run stuffer is not hard...but as they say... you can't teach speed.
Pass rushing is also one of the easiest translatable skills between college and the pros. Good sack artists in college tend to be good sack artists in the NFL.
You can absolutely have 2 OLBs rushing the passer, so I don't think it will be hard to find plays for Irvin. Having a good SS like Antonio Allen would do wonders for covering the TE or RB out of the backfield. ;)