Aaron Curry? It's an A+

Obviously, I could not possibly be any happier about this pick. When you're interviewing people, you're supposed to be objective. Usually, it's pretty easy. But when I interviewed Curry for this two-parter (here and here), I was ready to break into the VMAC and draft him myself. There is nobody with a better mixture of talent, versatility, and character in this draft class. He will blast the backside in running plays, can edge-rush in 3-4 sets (he did it at Wake once in a while), can diagnose a screen and cover a tight end. He has come up from some really hard times and all it's done is toughen him up.  I've made the Derrick Brooks comparison before, and I think it stands. This is a special, special player who won't just do amazing things on the field -- he'll perpetuate the "character-first" idea that the Seahawks put forth.

Curry is a high-ceiling guy, which makes him different than other "safe picks" Ruskell has made in the past. Beyond that, I'm gonna need a while before I can really be analytical about this. This is a great person who is getting what he deserves, and he will bust his mortal ass to make sure the Seahawks get a guy who's worth every penny of what they're about to pay him.

I'm off to sing the "Happy Happy Joy Joy" song now...

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