Seahawks’ Bruce Irvin Calls Out Draft Experts


Seattle Seahawks defender Bruce Irvin recently called out draft experts that gave his draft class an “F” immediately after the 2012 NFL draft.

Irvin was selected 15th overall and many experts thought that it was a huge reach for a player that wasn’t NFL ready and considered a project.

In the third round the Seattle Seahawks selected quarterback Russell Wilson. After signing free agent Matt Flynn just months earlier, many poked fun at taking a 5-foot-11 QB in the third round. Wilson has proven himself as one of the greatest QB’s over the course of his first three NFL seasons. In just his third year, all as the Seahawks starting QB, Wilson is already making his second Super Bowl start on Sunday. A win would make him the youngest quarterback in NFL history to win two Super Bowls.

The experts have since changed their tune on the Seahawks’ 2012 draft class.

Looking back, any draft that includes a player like Wilson would be given an “A” grade, given the value he’s provided the Seahawks on a near league minimum salary. Add a player like Bruce Irvin to that and there’s no doubt the Seahawks had one of the netter drafts in 2012.

But let’s not forget their 2nd round selection that year. Linebacker Bobby Wagner’s selection out of Utah State had ESPN draft “expert” Mel Kiper confused.

“Seattle baffles me. I don’t get it.”

We don’t need you to get it, Mel.

The NFL and all 12’s know that Seattle had one of the all-time great drafts in league history. The Seahawks are in their second consecutive Super Bowl because of the draft genius of general manager John Schneider and Pete Carroll. Not some draft experts working on television.