Is Vinny Curry A Wasted Pick?

Posted October 11, 2012

I really liked the Vinny Curry pick when the Eagles made it and I after hearing the kid speak I liked him more. I think he has a bright future in the NFL hopefully with the Eagles. He's a good story. The kid who got drafted by the team who he's been rooting for all of his life. It's a childhood dream turned reality. That's why it hurts me to write this, but I believe in hindsight the Vinny Curry pick was a wasted one. The reason why I feel this way is because the Eagles weakside linebacker position and their special teams kickoff coverage have been a disaster all season. The Eagles are stacked at the line position especially at defensive end. The have a solid mix of young players and veterans capable of contributing. Curry isn't even dressing for games.

Right now the Eagles have already cut their original starting weakside linebacker who just happened to also play on special teams. Their second guy who also plays on special teams has been hurt and let's be honest when he had the job wasn't exactly lighting it up. Now we are onto the third man and he's completely lost right now. Oh and by the way the special teams still stinks. 

Now the special teams may get a boost with the eventual returns of Riley Cooper and Cold Anderson, but with keeping Curry the Eagles had to let go of other guys who have played solid special teams for them like Keenan Clayton. There are a few linebackers who have been taken after Kendricks who are currently helping their teams and playing right now that maybe the Eagles could have moved up in the draft to take.

2nd round picks should be either starting or at least getting some solid playing time early and so far Curry is not getting either. Don't get me wrong I believe Curry can play. If someone goes down I believe he will be able to step in and be a solid contributor as well, but he's not starting and maybe drafting another linebacker would have produced a starter.

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