The Seattle Seahawks plan on moving Bruce Irvin from his defensive end spot to linebacker.
“He’s extremely versatile, and that’s why we’ve loved him from the start,” Carroll explained. “He’s really fast. He’s 250 pounds, and he’s exactly fitting the right kind of body type to play outside backer in the 3-4 system. We’re a 4-3 personnel system that plays 3-4 looks. He’s extremely valuable for us.” – NFL.com
Irvin is a serious talent that can be moved all over the field. Heck, move him out to safety on some plays.
He will be competing for the starting job once he returns from suspension. He can really get after the quarterback and moving him to linebacker will give him more opportunities to make things happen. The Seahawks also added Cliff Avril and Michael Bennett onto the team this offseason. The pass rush could be intense with all those players on the field at the same time.
Having a playmaker like Irvin on the field more often will only help the NFL’s stingiest defense. With that defense and Russell Wilson leading the offense, the Seahawks are legit contenders for the Super Bowl this year. They will be a fun team to watch.