Scouts Inc.'s Matt Williamson continues his Pressure Point series with a look at Seahawks linebacker Aaron Curry:
With the fourth overall pick in the 2009 draft, the Seahawks selected Aaron Curry. If a team uses such a high draft pick on a linebacker, the return has to be much greater than what Curry has provided thus far. Seattle needs Curry to be great.
Curry is immensely talented. He has the size, strength, speed and explosiveness to excel at any linebacker position in any scheme. But he is a strongside linebacker in Seattle's system -- not a featured role. Strongside linebackers are about as easy to find as any position on the field, and they often are not highlighted like outside LBs in a 3-4, weakside LBs in the 4-3 or interior second-level defenders. So, Curry's situation and Seattle's scheme certainly has had something to do with his somewhat disappointing production. The Seahawks bear some blame for not allowing him to find his niche.