Aaron Curry's Numbers:
School: Wake Forest
Aaron Curry Scouting Report:
Curry plays from sideline to sideline with the speed to chase down ball carriers from behind. He also has a great closing burst.
Despite his top-notch pursuit skills, though, Curry is not a great pass rusher. He doesn't get off the ball as consistently as you would like and he seems a bit tentative as a blitzer. He also needs to polish his pass-rushing techniques some.
He does do a decent job in coverage, staying with the tight ends and running backs. He does have a habit, though, of biting on play-action. At times he doesn't seem to read routes or react as instinctively as you would expect either. He also doesn't have the most fluid hips, which will be needed to turn and run with the quicker offensive players at the NFL level.
Overall, though, Curry should be a very solid defender at the next level. He could play at any of the linebacker positions in both the 4-3 and 3-4, but is probably best suited to the strong side in a 4-3.
Curry might be the best all-around linebacker available this year, so look for him to be selected in the top half of the first round.