With the third pick of the 2009 Pride of Detroit Community Mock Draft, the Kansas City Chiefs select Wake Forest linebacker Aaron Curry.
Here is Jettero2112's reasoning for the pick:
I say this is a no brainer. The Chiefs, in 2008, finished 31st in overall defense (one step ahead of our beloved Lions who were dead last), 28th in passing defense (allowed 3748 yds against for an average of 7.3 yds per play) and 30th in rush defense (allowed 2543 yds against for an average of 5.0 yds per play). They need help. Bad. They need a leader and playmaker on defense and Curry is that guy. There will be people who say Eugene Monroe or Jason Smith but they need more help on defense and there will be better selections on offensive tackles and guards later in the draft.
Aaron is a big play, extremely athletic, linebacker who can defend and attack from both inside and outside very well from all three positions. He covers a lot of ground very quickly and plays well against both the run and pass. Curry has fantastic blitzing skills and is very fast in pursuit.
Reading a lot of the draft information on the web, pundits say Curry is the safest pick in the draft. I also believe he's the best defensive player in the draft as well. The Chiefs can't go wrong taking Curry at 1-3 as he will anchor their linebacker corps and be a decisive leader on defense for many years to come.
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