Seahawks Better Be Right on Big Gamble

Associated Press

Unless you were inside the VMAC war room or inside Seahawks coach Pete Carroll's head, or some other place where you weren't invited on Thursday, you couldn't have seen this one coming.

Bruce Irvin?

Wasn't he the raw-as-a-floor-burn prospect who was supposed to be picked Friday; a pass-rushing, second-round selection who maybe, just maybe, could be one of the steals of the NFL draft?

The Seahawks came into the first round Thursday needing a pass rusher. It was their vaguely-disguised top priority.

And, after trading down from 12 to 15, it was their good fortune that every available pass rusher still was on the board.

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