Originally written on Football Nation  |  Last updated 11/12/14
Vinny Curry was a force as soon as he stepped onto the Marshall Campus. But playing in the ill-regarded Conference USA hurt his draft stock. He has the size at 6’4’’, 266 pounds and put up the numbers, but some worry that it wasn’t against top competition. In his freshman season, Curry made seven appearances, accumulating nine tackles and forcing a fumble. By his senior year in 2011, he was Conference USA’s Defensive Player of the Year, was in the running for the Bronko Nagurski, Chuck Bednarik, and Rotary Lombardi trophies. He ranked second in the nation with 21.5 tackles for loss and was sixth with 11 sacks. On the NCAA’s career sack list, Curry ranks second with 26.5.   Vinny Curry is reliable and strong when it comes to his pass-rushing abilities, and teams in the NFL, nowadays, can never have too many good players rushing the quarterback. He is very strong (28 reps of 225lbs) and does a good job of bull-rushing opposing offensive linemen. He does have the tendency to lose ...
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