Draft Scout Snapshot:DS Rating on 8/24/08: #1 OLB, #14/750 Overall, Projected Rnd: 1 2007: 13 GP; 13 GS; 63 Sol-99 TT, 13.5 TFL, 3 SK, 4 INT, 4 PBU, 4 QBH, 2 FF; Second team All-ACC linebacker as a junior . . . Earned second team All-America honors from CollegeSportsReport.com . . . Was named ACC Defensive Lineman of the Week after the North Carolina game when he had seven tackles and two interceptions including an 84-yard return for a touchdown . . .2006: 14 GP; 14 GS; 52 Sol-83 TT, 8.5 TFL, 3 SK, 1 INT, 3 PBU, 1 QBH, 2 FF; Started all 14 games at outside linebacker... ranked 42nd in the ACC averaging 4.9 tackles per game... ranked second on the team with 83 tackles... tied for fourth on the team with 8.5 tackles for loss and three sacks... broke up three passes and intercepted one... forced two fumbles...2005: 11 GP; 10 GS; 28 Sol-45 TT, 7.5 TFL, 1 SK, 5 PBU, 1 BLK; Named second team Freshman All-American and to the ACC All-Freshman Team by The Sporting News... the team's fifth-leading tackler (45)... ranked third on the team with 7.5 tackles for loss... finished fourth on the team with five pass break-ups... played in all 11 games and started the final 10... claimed a starting role in the second game of the season and never let go... 2004: Redshirted the season as a true freshman...His brother, Patrick Pinkney, is East Carolina's quarterback.
Draft Scout Aaron Curry News
03/05/09 - Wake Forest football coach Jim Grobe joined Bill Simonson on "The Huge Show" to talk about the possibility of the Detroit Lions selecting linebacker Aaron Curry with the No. 1 pick in the draft. "The great thing about Aaron Curry is he's a special person," Grobe said. "He's got all the character traits, the intangibles, that you can't measure: heart, character, work ethic. I've had a lot of people ask me for the negative on Aaron and we've been with him for five years and haven't found one." - Michigan Live
02/24/09 - What does it mean to be labeled as the "safest pick" in the NFL draft for Wake Forest linebacker Aaron Curry? "I can come in instantly and make an impact on anybody's defense," Curry said. "And (with) my versatility as a linebacker to be able to play in the 3-4, inside or outside, or 4-3, inside or outside, you just can't go wrong." fastest among linebackers Monday, is rated by many experts as the best linebacker available and the surest option in a draft class marked with risk. "You're going to hand him $30 million or $40 million guaranteed and he's going to be like Matt Ryan," NFL Network analyst Mike Mayock said. "He's going to put it in the bank and ... go to work." Being in such a position is a far cry from what happened to Curry two years ago. "I came home from college and my mom was telling me we were being evicted and we didn't have anywhere to stay," said Curry, who sought shelter with friends. "At that point, we didn't have the funds to get into another house. Those are the moments you think about in the fourth quarter when there's a play that needs to be made and you have the opportunity to provide for your family for the rest of their lives." The Butkus Award winner as the nation's top linebacker last season, Curry is a potential first overall pick for the Detroit Lions in April's draft. - Sean Leahy, USA TODAY
02/23/09 - Wake Forest linebacker Aaron Curry, who some NFL analysts call the "safest pick'' in the draft, could be the target of the Detroit Lions who have the first overall pick. "It would be a dream come true,'' Curry said today at the scouting combine. "If I could pick, sure, I'd love to go No. 1. It'd be a great feeling to go to Detroit and play alongside Ernie Sims.'' Curry, though, didn't stop there. Curry was then asked about the possibility of playing for the Rams (who have the No. 2 pick), the Chiefs (who have the No. 3 choice) and the Cleveland Browns (who pick fifth). Curry was equally excited about the prospect of playing for those teams, too, pointing out positives with each club. Curry summed it up by saying, "I just want to play linebacker.'' - Tom Kowalski, Michigan Live
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