The Seattle Seahawks put linebacker Aaron Curry through a private workout today at Wake Forest’s athletic facility, according to Curry’s agent Andy Ross.
"He (Curry) said everything went great," Ross said. "He really got along with the coach well and really likes their system. He just looks forward to whatever team takes him to be a leader and an impact player."
Seattle linebackers coach Zerick Rollins conducted the series of drills in about a half-hour workout, according to Ross.
The Seahawks also plan on hosting Curry for a visit at the team’s Renton facility in early April, Ross said.
Curry already has taken a visit to Detroit, and along with Seattle plans to visit Kansas City and Cleveland, Ross said. Curry also has a private workout set up with the Chiefs and Browns.
Curry is considered by many draft experts as the top linebacker in the draft.
All 32 teams had representatives at Wake Forest’s pro day, which you can view here.
Curry would fill a need for Seattle, replacing Pro Bowler Julian Peterson in Seattle’s 4-3 defensive front. Seahawks traded Peterson to Detroit for defensive lineman Cory Redding and a fifth-round draft choice in this year’s draft.
Seattle had $20.7 million in salary tied up in its starting linebackers with Peterson in the fold, but gained about $4 million in cap space by dealing Peterson. The Seahawks, however, may not want to put themselves in the same position by drafting Curry.
Rob Rang, senior analyst for nfldraftscout.com, has Seattle taking Curry with the team’s No. 4 overall pick in the draft. Rang compared Curry to Peterson in terms of his athleticism and his ability to move in space. And Rang believes Kansas City, who has the No. 3 overall pick, may not select Curry because he is not a dominant pass rusher and would not fit in the team’s potential switch to a 3-4 as an outside backer.
"I think he would absolutely be a consideration because he would fill a huge need," Rang said about Seattle selecting Curry. "He’s the best player on the board. He comes from a big-time school. And he’s an incredible character guy."
"I think that if he’s on the board than the only reason Seattle wouldn’t take him is that they just don’t want to invest that kind of money in the linebacker position, and that’s a possibility."