Green Bay Packers draft prospect profile: Vinny Curry
- Vinny Curry, DE/OLB Marshall
- 6-foot-3, 266lbs
- Curry finished 2011 in the top ten in the nation in sacks, tackles for loss and forced fumbles.
- Is from New Jersey. That is all…
4.854.98 40yd dash
- 4.4 20 yard shuttle
- 6.9 3-cone drill
- 9.1′ long jump
- 32″ vertical jump
News & Notes:
All-State selection at Neptune High School, where he was voted team captain and MVP. Named Conference USA Defensive Player of the Year in 2011 with 11 sacks, seven forced fumbles and 22 TFL. Recorded two sacks in the Senior Bowl, answering some questions about whether he could handle better competition. Ran a disappointing 4.85 40 yard dash at the combine, which has many observers thinking he fits better as a 4-3DE.
What they’re saying about him:
Wes Bunting (National Football Post): A strong kid with good movement skills and the production to go along with the skill set. Isn’t a dynamic athlete but has the ability to keep tackles off balance and be a solid pass rushing force.
Chad Reuter (CBS Sports): Plays with intensity and a nice anchor even when giving up 40-50 pounds against most blockers. Shows pop as a bull rusher. Stands up well against the run when lined up at five-technique, but must prove he has the bulk and strength to handle NFL linemen one-on-one or double-teams before moving inside. Team leader, younger players look up to him. Positive attitude in the locker room, works well with the media. Hustle on the field reflects work ethic off the field. No major off-field incidents.