With the third pick in the 2009 NFL draft the Kansas City Chiefs select......
If it was up to Scouts Inc. own draft guru Todd McShay, the Chiefs will select Aaron Curry. In fact that has been his prediction for the past two weeks of the ESPN's three month's straight of predicting the first round of the NFL draft.
It's no secret that the Chiefs need serious and immediate defensive help. Outside Linebacker Aaron Curry, Wake Forest seems to be the top defensive prospect in the draft.
Monday was the day where millions of dollars were made and lost. A day where coaches interviewed, players auditioned, and agents cashed-in. Monday was the day the elite defensive prospects took center stage.
Curry who was already projected as a top 5 draft prospect before the combine by most 'draft' experts, improved his stock on Monday. In fact, Curry had arguably the best combine of any player.
According to Todd McShay, Curry ended the day with the fastest 40-time for a linebacker at 4.56 seconds. He also tied two other players with the best vertical jump at 37 inches and had the longest broad jump at 10 feet 4 inches.
Curry could be a perfect complement to Derrick Johnson. With the recent release of Donnie Edwards, the Chiefs find themselves extremely thin at the LB position. Regardless whether or not the Chiefs go 4-3 or 3-4 Curry will make plays.
The 6-1, 254 lb. Curry has been "considered the surest thing in the draft", according to the Kansas City Star. ESPN's own Mel Kiper Jr. also thinks he's a can't-miss player, “He’s not going to be a bust. He’s going to give you everything he has. He has great character, he has versatility, he can cover, he can rush the passer.”
Personally, I hope the Chiefs go after QB, Mark Sanchez. However, if we make a move for Matt Cassel, then I am all for drafting Curry at the third pick. That is, of course, if the Chiefs don't have to use that pick in a trade for Cassel.