Curry Vs Stafford: It's a Pretty Simple Decision

Brett DavisContributor IApril 23, 2009

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - FEBRUARY 23:  Linebacker Aaron Curry of Wake Forest 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)

With the draft only a day away, the Lions are heating up in negotiation's with two or three players for the number one pick. One of those players, LB Aaron Curry has made headlines recently by saying on a radio interview that he would take less money than Jake Long last year's number one.

When it comes down to it, this should be a pretty simple decision. It pretty much comes down to math, and common sense.

According to ESPN, and Scout's Inc. Aaron Curry is ranked as the #1 prospect coming out of college, and Matthew Stafford is ranked #8.

Aaron Curry is willing to take #3 money, and Matthew Stafford wants #1 money.

I mean honestly Mayhew just think about it for a minute. You can have the best player in the draft for less money, or the eighth best player in the draft and pay him more money.

When you look at it like that you would have to be a complete idiot to take Stafford. 

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The only reason to take Stafford is because he's a QB, and Curry's a LB. A lot of people say that you can't take a LB with the number one pick.

Well if you're paying him number three money then isn't he more like the number three pick. Yes he gets the distinction of the number one pick but that's all.

If we don't take Curry, I don't think anyone will complain when the Chiefs take him at #3. Most people will probably say that it was a great pick. So what is the difference if we take him at #1 and pay him #3 money? It's the same thing. 

Do the right thing Mayhew. Draft Curry!

The only flaw that I can see in Curry is that he might not have the intelligence to play in the NFL. The only reason I say this is because he actually wants to play for the Lions.