Aaron Curry and the 10 Biggest NFL Busts of the Last Decade

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Aaron Curry and the 10 Biggest NFL Busts of the Last Decade
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Another day, another NFL bust shipped off. 

The Seattle Seahawks traded Aaron Curry, whom they chose fourth overall in the 2009 NFL draft to the Oakland Raiders in exchange for a draft pick in 2012 and 2013. 

This came after Curry was said to have cleaned out his locker at the Seahawks' training facility.

After being drafted fourth, Curry became the highest paid non-quarterback rookie in NFL history as he signed a six-year, $60 million contract with $34 million being guaranteed. The Seahawks felt he was worth that price since he was the consensus pick as the best linebacker in the draft. 

He was also the highest chosen linebacker in an NFL draft since Penn State's LaVarr Arrington was selected second by the Redskins in 2000. 

In the two-and-a-half years Curry was in Seattle, he gave the Seahawks 5.5 sacks and 126 tackles (with 26 assists) and four forced fumbles. 

Aaron Curry isn't the first player to be a bust, and we know for sure he won't be the last. 

But how does he rank amongst some of the other notable first-round busts from the past decade?

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