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Thursday, April 30, 2009
Four-minute drill: Tracking Seahawks' Curry

By Mike Sando
ESPN.com

Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando

NFL Network tracked Aaron Curry from the draft to Seahawks headquarters for his introductory news conference. The four-minute video is worth a look if you're a Seahawks fan.

 
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  Follow Aaron Curry behind the scenes as he goes from New York to Seattle after the 2009 draft.

About one minute into the video, with Seattle on the clock with the fourth overall choice, Curry fields a call from Seahawks coach Jim Mora. Curry takes the news in stride, then turns to his mother and tells her it was the president on the line. Not bad.

At the 1:23 mark, Curry reaches down for a big handshake with a bearded man. It's Thom Fermstad, the Seahawks video director, who represents the organization at the draft each year.

At 2:50, former Seahawks safety Maurice Kelly, now the team's director of player programs, greets Curry in Seattle. We then see Curry meet Mora (2:58) and Seahawks general manager Tim Ruskell (3:00) at team headquarters.

At 3:20, we catch a glimpse of what the experience means for a parent. Curry's mother beams when Mora, speaking at the news conference, calls her son "everything we thought he would be -- as a man, as a son, as a fiancée. This is a top-notch human being."

Linebacker Lofa Tatupu runs over to greet Curry when the rookie peeks inside the team's indoor practice facility (3:26). Curry then drops by the weight room, where he appears to say hello to linebackers Will Herring and D.D. Lewis (3:29). The video concludes with Curry visiting Qwest Field.

Speaking of visits: The Seahawks did not bring Curry to Seattle before the draft, a reminder that pre-draft visits do not always lead to post-draft ones.

Curry makes his on-field debut when the Seahawks open their three-day post-draft camp Friday.