Rob Rang from NFL Draft Scout updated his mock draft today with another significant change at the fourth overall pick. In the aftermath of this weekend's blockbuster trade involving Julian Peterson and Cory Redding, Rang predicts the Seahawks will take Wake Forest linebacker Aaron Curry.
"Trading OLB Julian Peterson creates a gaping hole at the strong-side position in Seattle's defense. The Seahawks could plug Curry in immediately and, considering they'd be getting the player many believe is the draft's top talent at the fourth pick, the team would be getting optimum value." - Rob Rang
It's certainly a valid point regarding value. Curry is considered by many to be the draft's best player and is well positioned to have an instant impact in 2009. Whether or not the Seahawks would draft Curry is more likely down to whether he'll still be on the board, with almost certain interest from both St Louis and Kansas City. With a greater emphasis on pressure from the defensive line, you also have to wonder if the team would chose to invest another hefty sum at the linebacker position. For more on this debate, click here.