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Seahawks Selecting Bruce Irvin Ended Steelers-Jets Trade

It looks like the Seahawks were on to something.

The Seahawks selecting Bruce Irvin with the 15th overall pick in the NFL Draft was considered to be a reach. Irvin had his issues off the field and was a one-track pony on the field as a pass-rush specialist. But at the end of the day, the concerns surrounding Irvin were media created.

Teams were fighting to get him.

According to Jason LaCanfora of the NFL Network, the Steelers and Jets had a deal in place that would have moved the Steelers up to get David DeCastro and moved the Jets back where they would pick between Quinton Coples or Irvin. With the Seahawks taking Irvin at 15, the Jets just took Coples instead of making the deal and the Steelers ended up with DeCastro anyway at no. 24.

But what the failed deal shows is that Irvin was taken right where teams saw him being taken. If the Seahawks hadn't pulled the trigger, someone would have. So all the talk about Irvin's slot being too early for him to come off the board was just media contrived talk.

For more on Irvin and the Seahawks offseason, go to Field Gulls.