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Aaron Curry traded from Seahawks to Raiders

Posted on: October 12, 2011 4:33 pm
Edited on: October 13, 2011 6:14 am
 
Posted by Will Brinson

Not too long ago, Aaron Curry was the fourth-overall pick in the 2009 NFL Draft and a sure-fire, can't-miss linebacking prospect out of Wake Forest. Now, he's been traded from the Seahawks to the Raiders for a pair of undisclosed (read: late) draft picks.

According to Jay Glazer of Fox Sports, the Raiders sent the Seahawks an undisclosed 2012 draft pick and an undisclosed 2013 draft pick in exchange for Curry.

Curry recorded 5.5 sacks, four forced fumbles, nine pass deflections and 130 total tackles in his time with Seattle, though he lost his starting job in 2011.

Earlier in the day, our Seahawks Rapid Reporter John Boyle noted that Curry cleaned out his locker and said goodbye to his teammates, though it took some time for word of the trade to leak out to the public.

A fresh start with the Raiders certainly stands to benefit Curry (more than staying in Seattle anyway), and there's no question that he's got enough upside to warrant the first post-Al Davis trade for Oakland, especially at the low price of two later draft picks.

The early part of the 2009 NFL Draft is now shaping up as one of the worst in recent history though: Jason Smith (Rams, moved to right tackle), Tyson Jackson (Chiefs), Curry, Andre Smith (Bengals), Darrius Heyward-Bey (Raiders), Aaron Maybin (Bills), and Larry English were among the top-20 picks in that draft class.

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Comments

Since: Aug 7, 2008
Posted on: October 12, 2011 11:19 pm
 

Aaron Curry traded from Seahawks to Raiders

"The early part of the 2009 NFL Draft is now shaping up as one of the bustiest in recent history"

That statement is funny on so many different levels.



Since: Feb 18, 2007
Posted on: October 12, 2011 11:17 pm
 

Aaron Curry traded from Seahawks to Raiders

He plays very fast, sometimes blowing assignments and missing tackles/coverages. Other than that he is a beast of an athlete and young with potential. Somehow we (Seahawks) have done well in other ways at the LB position. He became a backup and expendable. I think this move is beneficial to both parties.



Since: Jan 19, 2011
Posted on: October 12, 2011 11:09 pm
 

Aaron Curry traded from Seahawks to Raiders

Carmac, I am sure there is something about Aaron Curry that the Seahawks did not think would fit into their grand scheme of things, but I do still think he has a ways to go before being labeled a bust. He has been average his first two seasons, nowhere near what the expectations were I agree, but he doesn't have to great here in Oakland. With Rolando Mcclain hurting, Matt Shaugnessey heading to the IR, Ricky Brown already on the IR, and Kamerion Wimbley being more of a pass rusher I think this is just a way to add talented depth. A much needed addition to this defense especially if we are going to have to drop Wimbley down to the line more often. I am not expecting him to have 100 tackles and 6 sacks, but I do look for him to play well in the OLB position.



Since: Mar 30, 2010
Posted on: October 12, 2011 11:05 pm
 

Don't forget Crabtree

I've never seen a receiver with a uterus on his foot before. He should hold-out on contract against the Niners next season for better strategic positioning of the tampon dispensers for him to reach quickly when he can't play like a man again next season. Worst draft class ever.  Without a doubt a product of the flower-children parents type generation who never punished a child for misbehaving and everybody got a trophy for showing up, regardless of who played, who won, or who sucked the wind right out of the atmosphere.



Since: Jul 31, 2009
Posted on: October 12, 2011 10:43 pm
 

Aaron Curry traded from Seahawks to Raiders

You have got to admit that this is a shocker NATIONLOVESAL!!!! The 4th overall pick in the draft being dumped after only 2+ seasons?  Unbelievable!!!  I remember when he was drafted and the experts agreed that Aaron Curry was the safest, most NFL ready player in the ENTIRE DRAFT!! Size, speed...the works!!  That must have been one of the worst draft classes in recent memory.



Since: Oct 1, 2008
Posted on: October 12, 2011 10:40 pm
 

Aaron Curry traded from Seahawks to Raiders

Great pick up here!!! 2009 lottery pick that didn't flourish in Seattle under 2 different schemes now headed to Oakland. This guy is still very young, very talented and a freak of an athlete. Remember he had a lot of hype to live up to and the pressure is now erased as he will be eased into a different way of life. Meanwhile, the Raiders just added another young, athletic linebacker who can be a 3 down backer along side McClain. This only cost the Raiders 2 late round picks in 2012 & 2013. I would have pulled the trigger on that deal just like 31 other GM's in the NFL.




Since: Aug 5, 2008
Posted on: October 12, 2011 10:30 pm
 

Aaron Curry traded from Seahawks to Raiders

The early part of the 2009 NFL Draft is now shaping up as one of the bustiest in recent history though:
except for that epic draft of 1977 when Dolly Parton went 1st and 2nd overall.



Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: October 12, 2011 10:23 pm
 

Aaron Curry traded from Seahawks to Raiders

I guess it's working well for them.
It works well for the teams that have good GMs.  Look at the Colts and Steelers.  Two other teams that draft their talent instead of buying high priced free agents.  The thing is knowing which talent to draft.



Since: Sep 23, 2006
Posted on: October 12, 2011 10:18 pm
 

Aaron Curry traded from Seahawks to Raiders

The Packers have drafted and developed most of their talent.  The only big name free agents on the roster are Woodson and Pickett.  They drafted their QB, all WR, all TE, all OL, 5 of 6 DL, all LB, all DB except Woodson.  I guess it's working well for them.



Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: October 12, 2011 10:15 pm
 

Aaron Curry traded from Seahawks to Raiders

Seattle has been improving leaps and bounds since Carroll showed up, the team was a disaster & devoid of actual NFL talent when he came in.
It has talent now?  Oh, that's right, because Tavaris Jackson is such an upgrade over Matt Hasselbeck.  Oh, wait, how's Hasselbeck doing in Tennessee again?  You're right though, Pete's doing a bang up job.  Marshawn Lynch has been sick.


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