Aaron Curry: NFL Draft Watch

Wes MillerCorrespondent IMarch 20, 2009

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - FEBRUARY 23:  Linebacker Aaron Curry of Wake Forset runs the 40 yard dash during the NFL Scouting Combine presented by Under Armour at Lucas Oil Stadium on February 23, 2009 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Scott Boehm/Getty Images)

Aaron Curry could be the best player in this year's NFL Draft. He is a 6'2'' 254-pound outside linebacker from Wake Forest University.

He is a hard-hitting playmaker that reminds me of Keith Bullock. Curry leaves Wake Forest with three All-Conference selections, one All-American selection, and the 2008 Butkus Award as the nation's top lineman.

During the Combine he ran a 4.56, which was the best out of all linebackers. He was a top performer in bench press with 25 reps of 225 pounds.

He had the best vertical jump at 37 inches. He also lead in the broad jump with 10'4."

Last, but not least, he won the top spot in the 60-yard shuttle with 11.35 seconds. 

He has a strong build and long arms, which will protect him from offensive lineman. He is great in passing situations due to his quickness and backpedaling ability.

He has good hands for intercepting passes and can break up passes using his large frame.

He will be a good special teams player due to his speed, size, and aggressive playing style.

That said, he can get stiff in his upper body, and he tries to arm tackle quarterbacks.

I have him going to the Kansas City Chiefs (No. 3) because they need a young gun to lead their defense, and he might be the best available player on the board.


The latest in the sports world, emailed daily.