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NFL Draft 2012: Chiefs Set Up Personal Visit With West Virginia's Bruce Irvin

A team can never have enough pass rushers. Romeo Crennel echoed that sentiment already this offseason, and for a team that finished with the third-worst sack total in the NFL, adding a couple this offseason would not be a bad idea. That’s why Bruce Irvin fits the bill as a prospect to take a closer look at. Dan Pompei from the National Football Post says the Chiefs are among several teams meeting with Irvin in the weeks before the draft:

West Virginia’s Bruce Irvin may be heating up in the draft to the point he could creep into the first round. He is scheduled to take 12 visits to NFL teams. He is appealing both the 3-4 teams as an outside linebacker and 4-3 teams as a defensive end. Among the teams he is visiting are the Bears, Browns, Chiefs, Dolphins, Forty Niners, Jets, Panthers, Patriots, Texans and Titans. Part of the reason so many want to see him is coaches want to put him on the board and watch tape with him, and have a chance to see what makes him tick.

The Chiefs’ Justin Houston finally started to break through in the final third of the season with 5.5 sacks in the final 5 games. It’s obvious the coaching staff has high hopes for him to continue that learning curve through a full offseason. However, the team still needs various pass rushers to place alongside Tamba Hali and Houston and Irvin could be a great fit.

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