Friday, April 27, 2012

For Herd's Curry, tonight SHOULD be the night

       OK, so Vinny Curry sat and watched and sat and watched and never heard his name called on the opening night of the 2012 NFL Draft. No biggie. At best, the former Marshall University star was pegged as a late first-round pick -- a sleeper in the eyes of most of the draft prognosticators.
       But now it's time for Round 2. Bottom line, it will be a huge surprise if he has sit around and wait until the third round before he's selected. Curry, a 6-feet-3, 267 pounds defensive end, is ranked fourth among all of this year's draft prospects at his position. There's no question about his talent for sacking quarterbacks (recorded two sacks in the Senior Bowl).
       The only thing that kept Vinny out of the first round -- I believe -- has to do with pedigree. Marshall isn't exactly one those perennial titans of the college football universe. As far as college football programs go, the Herd is not in the same league with such heavyweights as Southern Cal, Alabama and Oklahoma.
       Even so, that shouldn't keep some team in dire need of a fierce pass rush specialist from picking Curry when the draft enters tonight's second round. Curry has the size, speed and relentless nature that few of his peers have.
       Stay tuned and check it all out when the activity begins at 7 p.m. on ESPN. Tonight is the night that some NFL team will come-a-'calling for Curry.

No comments:

Post a Comment