During the draft process Rob Rang has been following Aaron Curry on his journey into the NFL. Today he concludes his superb four part series with the Seahawks' latest first round pick. It was an emotional ride for the former Wake Forest linebacker and he discusses his rapid introduction into the pro's when he was thrust amongst the veteran starters in mini-camp.
"The league provided a cell phone this year for each of the 10 invited players. Placed on the tables in which the players and their families were assigned, they had numbers which had been circulated to all of the teams. Unlike the player's cell phones, which could go off at any moment with a call from anyone, these would only ring if called by NFL teams. Players knew that when their "special phone" rang, it was a call they didn't want to miss.
That moment came shortly after the Chiefs took Jackson, when Curry's special phone rang. The voice he heard was Mora's, and Curry's eyes welled with tears." - Rob Rang, CBS Sportsline
I'd strongly recommend checking out the previous entries in this draft diary. The three other articles can be found here 1, 2, 3. It's great work again from Rob Rang and truly shows how lucky the Seahawks are to have a man like Aaron Curry joining their franchise.