Player information and 2009 NFL rookie preview for Linebacker, Aaron Curry from Wake Forest, the #4 pick in the 2009 NFL Football Draft
2009 #4 Draft Pick: Seattle Seahawks– Aaron Curry (OLB, Wake Forest)
With the fourth overall pick of the 2009 draft the Seattle Seahawks picked the 6’2”, 245 lbs. outside linebacker out of Wake Forest University. With the additions of Aaron Curry, the Seahawks now have a fearsome linebacker corps with Lofa Tatupu and Leroy Hill. Curry ought to be a strong addition to that defense, just ask Dick Butkus who personally gave him the Dick Butkus Award.
Many in the NFL think Curry was the best player available in the draft and Seattle got a great pick. He will be able to contribute to the Seahawks right away, the same way he did for the Demon Deacons. Curry began his Wake Forest career in the second game of his red shirt freshman year. He recorded 45 tackles that year. By 2007 he recorded 99 tackles and had 3 pick-sixes. He increased his tackles to 105 his senior season. Curry is an agile big man who poses a threat to both the run and the pass.
Aaron Curry is an aware football player. He is a magnet for the ball and can break up passes with his hands or with his hits. He can also go for the ball carrier and knows how to read the play unfolding. He is rarely fooled by misdirection plays. Curry has tremendous power despite his agility. He is able to stuff runs up the middle and bust through blocks on the blitz.
Curry has a tendency to rely on his arms to tackle and not use his incredible body strength. He also needs to work on his basic tackling ability. The Seahawks got a steal with this pick and he will fit in nicely with their defense.
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