3rd Round Pick: Corvey Irvin

Corvey Irvin was a player that was not supposed to make it into the NFL Draft. He was a player was not recruited by the major colleges. He was a player that was not supposed to succeed, but he did anyway because he's a hard worker and he's willing to get better.

In other words, he's my type of player.

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Round 3, pick 93 of the NFL Draft: Corvey Irvin

Upside: B

Corvey Irvin immediately inserts another body onto the defensive line that desperately needs help, and he will provide strong competition to the aging Damione Lewis for the starting job in 2009. His main job will to be to help against the run, which started out strong but faultered in the 2nd half of 08. He has nice long arms to use in the trenches, good lower body strength to provide penetration and push his guy back. Strong arms and tackles very well. He does a good job of throwing up his arms and limiting the passing lanes.

Downsize: B

He has to be quicker off the snap to be able to generate a better pass rush. He needs to continue to work on his first move on passing downs so that he can get to the QB quicker.  Once honed in on a OT or a Guard, he struggles to disengage and finish off the play. Needs to learn better footwork, it could do wonders for his game.

Fit: A


Another excellent pick by John Fox. He will provide great help to a Panthers DT unit that desperately needs youth. He had a good season as a senior with Georgia, taking over for the Bulldogs when starter Jeff Owens went down for the year. He generated 32 tackles and 3 sacks, not bad for a backup coming off the bench.

Odds are he will enter the season as a backup, but as he did in college he may take a permanent starting job if one of the guys in front of him goes down from injury. Whether this year or next, he is a definate heir to Damione Lewis.

 

((PS: Video and images of this guy are in very, very short supply. If you guys could hunt down some highlights of him, I would be forever grateful. I couldn't find anything myself.))

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