Positive: Instinctive, hard-working safety with marginal athleticism. Quickly finds the ball, constantly puts himself in a position to make plays, and works hard to keep the action in front of him. Works well with cornerbacks and gives effort until the whistle blows.
Negative: More of a straight-line defender and lacks the quick change-of-direction skills and speed to get to the corners. Slow to redirect to ball carriers and misses tackles.
Analysis: Irvin is a hard-working small college player with limited upside. He has a special teams mentality, which is the primary way to make a roster in the NFL."