Hawks Grab Wake Forest LB Curry at #4

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The Seahawks upgraded their LB core Saturday, going with Aaron Curry with the number four pick overall in the 09 Draft. Curry fell to the Hawks after the Chiefs took somewhat of a surprise with taking DE Tyson Jackson at number 3.

Here’s Curry’s bio from Draft Countdown:

Strengths:

Possesses a terrific blend of size and bulk…Exceptional speed, quickness and athleticism…Very physical and tough…Excellent strength and power…Extremely aggressive…Outstanding instincts and awareness…Offers a lot of versatility…Reliable tackler who will deliver the big hit…Really uses his hands well…Does a nice job of taking on and shedding blockers…Superb pass rusher and blitzer…Has sideline-to-sideline range…Will attack and fill against the run…Comfortable in space…Can match up and make plays in coverage…Has a lot of experience…Durable and never missed a game due to injury…Smart…Hard worker…Team leader…Super productive.

Weaknesses:

Can be too aggressive at times and will overpursue…Not quite as tall as you’d prefer…Pass rush repertoire is limited…Marginal change of direction skills…May have some trouble when it comes to recognition in coverage….Is not particularly fluid when he is forced to flip his hips.

Notes:

Won the Butkus Award, which honors the nation’s top linebacker, as a senior…Brother Patrick Pinkney was a quarterback at East Carolina…Was a four-year starter in the ACC…In 2007 he took all four of his interceptions back for touchdowns, with an average return of 56.5 yards…Could play outside or inside in either a 4-3 or 3-4 defensive scheme…A marvelous all-around player who is effective in every aspect of the game…As good as any linebacker prospect to come along in recent memory…A legitimate Top 10 talent who should be one of the most highly rated players available for the 2009 NFL Draft.


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