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DT, Corvey Irvin, Georgia

DT, Corvey Irvin, Georgia

At A Glance
Position 1:  Defensive Tackle
Height:  6-3
Position 2:  Nose Tackle
Weight:  296
Class:  Senior Age:  23
Projected Round:  5-6  40time:  5.06
Combine/Proday Results
Bench reps:  24 Vertical:  24.5
20yd Split:  2.81 Broad Jump:  8'1"
10yd Split:  1.71 20yd Shuttle:  4.73
3 Cone Drill:  7.44  

Pros: Coachable, learns quickly.  Has learned to use his long arms to keep clean.  Holds up well against the run, but learning how to anchor properly.  Good size and strength.

Cons: Very raw, having been a JUCO transfer in his junior year, played only half a season with the Bulldogs when the starter was injured.  In need of good coaching to teach him how to use all of his tools.  Seems to only have marginal quickness however:  how much of this is hesitation?  Worth a late look.

Styg's Broncos "fit":   This junior transfer to the Bulldogs filled in for an injured starter admirably, and should be strongly considered as a developmental prospect. His natural speed and size, coupled with strident efforts to get stronger create a package of potential that will require teams to start considering him early. In my opinion, Denver should pass and look for better value, but three stars may be hard to beat in the fifth round.

Around MHR:

SBNation Says:

From "Chiefs attend Georgia Proday":

He was disappointed in 24 reps of 225 pounds on the bench press. He's a JUCO transfer who saw significant playing time last season due to an injury to the starting DT.

He's projected to be a second day, developmental prospect.



Scouting Reports and Offsite Links:

  • Decent frame with room to add more weight...Good athleticism...Nice speed and quickness...Has the ability to penetrate and make plays in the backfield...Still has upside...Hard worker...Mature...A team leader....[see more]
  • Injuries killed Georgia, college football's pre-season No. 1, in 2008. If one player benefited individually from the carnage, it was Irvin. The defensive tackled filled in for starter Jeff Owens and while Irvin didn't put up huge numbers, he at least put himself on scouts' radar screens. That's just about all a former JUCO player can ask for, especially since Irvin didn't start a single game in 2007 (his first season in Athens). He earned an invite to the Senior Bowl despite meager production, and that's where Irvin really started to help his draft stock. Right now he looks like a fourth or fifth-rounder.  [see more...]
  •  Long arms with a square build and room for additional growth. … At least adequate initial quickness off the snap. … At least adequate lateral quickness to generate some pass rush from the interior. … Learning to utilize his long arms to keep blockers off his body. … Locates the ball and plays with good hustle in pursuit. … Good lower leg drive to anchor against the run. … Gets his arms up to provide obstacles in the passing lanes. … Improved throughout the week of practice at the Senior Bowl.  [see more...]
  • Georgia DT Corvey Irvin and Ole Miss DT Peria Jerry also had solid games on the South’s defensive line. Irvin displayed impressive quickness and length, which allows him to shed blocks and use his lateral explosion to get up field. Jerry plays with much more power but has an explosive first step and knows how to attack off the shoulder. The two of them were key reasons the North’s offense was stuck in neutral most of the evening.  [see more...]