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Rams Gab Endorses Aaron Curry

Often times in political races, newspapers, websites, organizations and everyone under the sun endorses a candidate for office.  They throw their support behind that candidate.  Some get credit for supporting the correct candidate and candidates court the organizations to get their support as well.  Well Aaron Curry has been lobbying for Rams Gab’s endorsement for the Rams #2 overall selection; he just does not know it yet.  None the less, I’m pleased to announce that on March 24th, 2009 about a month before the NFL draft…Ramsgab.com endorses Aaron Curry, LB, Wake Forest.

 

Aaron Curry is the rare combination of size, speed, leadership and personality.  He is exactly the sort of player that the Rams should build their defense around for the next 10-15 years.

Here’s what Doug Farrar of Football Outsiders got from NFLDraftScout.com.

“Curry is NFLDraftScout.com’s highest rated prospect for the 2009 draft,” Rob told me. “He is the safest player in the draft. He is a spectacular athlete at 6-2, 254 pounds. He is an instinctive defender who is an active playmaker against both the run and pass. He has the explosiveness to be effective rushing the passer, though he wasn’t used in this way. He can defeat blocks with technique, physicality or agility and is a reliable open field tackler. He’s a four year starter with high intangible grades. In an era that doesn’t necessarily give outside linebackers great value, he’s a certain top five selection.”

Curry is the proverbial “Best Player Available” (if in fact he is available, but that’s a story for another day).  That quote has Aaron Curry slotted at outside linebacker, but a lot of scouts and pundits believe that with his size and strength, he can play at middle linebacker.  He can run with receivers – which is another area the Rams suffered in 2008.

Aaron Curry is a safe pick in that wherever he’s drafted and wherever they put him, he’s going to dominate. I’ve seen him cause an interception as a rush end in a 3-4 look, decimate running backs as the SAM in a 4-3 base, and trail fast tight ends with near-safety speed. Put simply, wherever you place him, he’s going to shine.

He’s a stud.  What else can you say?  He’s a high character guy and the Rams are definitely looking for players to become leaders and to take the team by the helmet horns.  This also sounds like someone I want on the Rams defense.

“He’s the best of everyone out there,” an NFC scout said at Monday’s workout. “You know what you are getting with him. He plays hard every day. He doesn’t have bad games. He doesn’t make many mistakes.”

The only knock on Curry is that he did not get many sacks in college and is still raw at rushing the passer, but with the Rams playing him at middle linebacker, that will no longer be a problem.  Will Witherspoon is more talented at rushing the passer and will be able to do that from the outside linebacker position.

TurfShowTimes also makes a case for Curry at #2.

Make the choice for the new generation of Rams.  Aaron Curry for #2 overall selection.


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5 Responses to “Rams Gab Endorses Aaron Curry”

  1. Greg Olden says:

    If you have the best player available still there at #2, and he happens to fill a MAJOR need, then it should be a no brainer!! I pray that with the “new” Rams front office, defensive oriented head coach, and the fact that the Rams have not had a top notch defense since the fearsome foursome, that we take Mr. Curry to lead our D for the next 10-12 yrs. Alex Barron is just as good as Monroe or Smith would be this year at OLT. Please take our defense to the top and I promise you our offense will be that much better. I cannot say the same if you were to go the other route. OK? MLB of the Rams Aaron Curry #59. I love the sound of that!!!

  2. Ramfan1974 says:

    I love Aaron Curry at #2 and he would make a great face of the franchise for years to come. If that is what Billy Devaney, Spags and staff decide is the best use of the pick, then that’s great. At least we now have top-notch personnel people in place to properly evaluate if Curry is the guy at #2 or if we should stay with the original plan of getting an LT. In any case, I think they’ll make the right decision, which is something I haven’t been able to say in the last few years.

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