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Bruce Irvin on Kiper Big Board

9/15/2011

Only one Big East player has made it onto the latest edition of Mel Kiper's Big Board.

West Virginia defensive end Bruce Irvin checks in at No. 21 on the ESPN NFL draft guru's list. Of Irvin, Kiper writes: "Among national leaders in sacks in 2010 with 14.0, Irvin is explosive up the field and has decent countermoves. Fits as a 3-4 OLB at the next level."

You can see the entire Big Board if you are an ESPN Insider. So far, Irvin has one sack on the season and is in his first year as a full-time starter. Still, West Virginia is doing a good job of rotating him with several others so he is not playing every snap. When I spoke to him earlier this week, he said he would give himself a "B or B-minus" for the way he has played so far this season.

"I’ve got to play more disciplined as the game goes on," Irvin said. "I start to wander off and just pretty much freestyle. So I just have to be more disciplined for four quarters. To be a good football player I have to do that."