I was all for drafting Monroe or Smith but after watching this YouTube LB Aaron Curry Highlights Wake Forest 2008 we have to take Curry at # 3.
In these highlights all the questions I had are answered and those questions were:
# 1 Can he even rush the passer ? Yes in these highlights you will see him run right by highly ranked Mick Oher. It also looks like every time he blitzes he causes a big play which is something I think our young D could use a big time playmaker.
# 2 How fast is he ? Well it shows him tracking down Darrius Hayward - Bay on a pass plays stopping him for a short gain so he has to be pretty damn fast also CJ Spiller the little scat back, Curry didn’t seem to get caught up in Spillers shiftiness and dropped him in the open field .
# 3 Can he cover ? Yes like I said above he was covering Bay so yes he can cover. He also seems to have a nose for the ball either tipping it our causing an interception and also Curry seems to be awesome on screen plays, which we got killed on last year.
So no I don’t think # 3 is to high and think he dose deserve the 65 to 68 million he will get. Curry is the dominate LB we need to team up with Vrabel and Dj to help solidify the LB Corps. for years to come and be the leader this young team needs on D.
So Pioli don’t trade down and don’t take an OT take the best player in the draft in Aaron Curry and get the dominate LB we need to pull this team together and make us dominate on D again and do go watch this highlight of Curry and you will see he can rush the passer, is explosive and fast and is a big time playmaker!
[Ed. Note: Embedded the video below -PT]