The Seattle Seahawks introduced Aaron Curry to the media today and talked about their delight at landing the Wake Forest linebacker. Curry, a favourite amongst Detroit Lions fans to go first overall, was taken by Seattle with the fourth pick and will wear the No59 jersey. He was rated by many as the number one prospect in the draft and joins the team after an emotional weekend in New York City.
"He's everything we thought he'd be as a man, as a son, as a fiance. This is a top notch human being and I think we're all lucky to have a guy like this in our organisation and joining our community." - Jim Mora, Seahawks Head Coach
You can relive the moment Seattle selected Aaron Curry here
"See you in Seattle!"
Eric Williams quotes Curry as he talks about choosing the No59 jersey, "It was just the fact that I’ve worn it since my freshman year in college. Initially when I was given 59, me and my mom had a big battle on whether I should continue to where it or not, and she won that battle."
The reviews are coming in and most are favourable for the Seahawks. Walter Cherepinsky gives Tim Ruskell an 'A' grade for picking Curry, "Unlike the Chiefs, the Seahawks understand how to acquire talent in the NFL Draft. Seattle is getting the best defensive player in the 2009 NFL Draft."
Rob Rang awards the Seahawks an 'A'. "The headlining pick is outside linebacker Aaron Curry, who fills a huge area of need following the trade of Julian Peterson and the draft-weekend decision to take the franchise tag off linebacker Leroy Hill. The addition of the versatile Max Unger and speedy receiver/returner Deon Butler filled Seattle's three biggest needs seamlessly. Don't be surprised if at least one of the club's 7th round picks makes this club."
Todd McShay reviews how the NFC West teams fared in the draft. He has special praise for the Seahawks, saying they got the best player in the draft.