Courtesy of Aaron Wilson at Scout.com, we've learned that the Kansas City Chiefs are one of seven NFL teams that will be hosting a visit with West Virginia outside linebacker Bruce Irvin. The other teams Irvin will visit with are the Buffalo Bills, Cleveland Browns, New England Patriots, New York Jets, Carolina Panthers and Tennessee Titans.
NFL Draft Scout pegs Irvin as a 2-3 round draft pick. The senior is 6'3" and weighs 245 pounds.
Irvin impressed scouts at the 2012 NFL Combine with his speed and athleticism. The Smoking Musket said of Irvin:
We knew Irvin was good and would likely get drafted fairly high despite a moderately disappointing season where he didn't develop into the type of every-down player we hoped he'd be. But really? A 4.43 at 6'3, 245? With those measurables (Irvin also benched a respectable but not freakish 23 reps of 225 lbs), Bruuuuce could probably score a negative 3.14159 on the Wonderlic and still be able to pay cash for a small island nation with the signing bonus he's about to get as a high first round pick.
Irvin comes from a troubled past filled with numerous issues, academic and criminal. Unfortunately, that pattern continued this past weekend, when Irvin was arrested for destroying a sign at a local Jimmy John's.
Athletic Mountaineer with a troubled past? Where have we heard that before?