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Aaron Curry

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Aaron Curry

Aaron Curry #59 of the Wake Forest Demon Deacons celebrates his touchdown against the UNC Tar Heels during the ACC game at the Groves Stadium on October 27, 2007 in Winston Salem,North Carolina.

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Offense: QB RB FB WR TE OT OG C
Defense: DT NT DE Hybrid DE/OLB OLB ILB FS SS CB
Special Teams: K P RS LS

Top Overall Draft Prospects

2009 NFL Mock Draft

Aaron Curry's Numbers:

Height: 6-2
Weight: 250
40-YD: 4.60

School: Wake Forest
Year: Senior

Aaron Curry Scouting Report:

Wake Forest linebacker Aaron Curry, a three-year starter, is considered one of the top prospects in the 2009 NFL Draft, and is considered by many to be perhaps the best linebacker overall. He's a solidly built player who is aggressive against the run and always seems to be playing downhill; fills the hole quickly. He moves well in traffic as well and is good at shedding blocks, using his hands to keep blockers off him and to deliver a very effective punch.

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.

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