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NFL Draft 2012: West Virginia's Bruce Irvin To Visit Chiefs, Six Other Teams

West Virginia's Bruce Irvin, projected as either a defensive end or outside linebacker, will take seven visits in the coming weeks, including the Kansas City Chiefs, according to Scout.com.

Irvin will visit Tennessee, Buffalo, Cleveland, New England, New York (Jets) and Carolina in addition to meeting with officials from the Chiefs. Part of the reason for the multitude of in-person visits is Irvin's checkered past. The Atlanta native has had several run-ins with the law, starting at an early age:

Growing up under in tough circumstances in Atlanta, Irvin dropped out of high school and became a teenage drug dealer. He was sent to a juvenile facility.

He was recently arrested for destruction of property and disorderly conduct after allegedly breaking a sign at a Jimmy John's sandwich shop in Morgantown.

"I have a different story than a lot of these guys," Irvin said during the NFL scouting combine. "I grew up in a rough neighborhood in Atlanta, dropped out of high school in 11th grade and got in some trouble. I ran with the wrong crowd. I finally saw the light and got my GED, took the test and passed all five parts on the first time. That January I went to school and never looked back."

Irvin, a 6-foot-3, 245 lb. prospect, ran an impressive 4.43 40 at the Combine in February. He had 7.5 sacks and 14 tackles for the Mountaineers last season.

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