"He's real quick off the line and not somebody you can take lightly," said Tigers left tackle Joseph Barksdale. "He's got a lot of speed, man. Good technique. Quick feet. We're definitely going to have to focus on beating his particular type of pass rush."
Barksdale said LSU's linemen have had experience dealing with similar tall, quick end pass rushers like Irvin in practice against Tigers starter Sam Montgomery (6-4, 245) and reserve Barkevious Mingo (6-5, 237).