With the 59th pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, the Philadelphia Eagles selected Marshall Thundering Herd defensive end Vinny Curry. Curry is the 35th-rated prospect in the draft and the fifth-ranked defensive end, according to Mocking The Draft's rankings.
Here's what Mocking The Draft had to say about Curry before the draft.
Strengths: Incredibly quick off the line and possesses a good first step. Specializes in getting around the corner, but has enough strength to not be a detriment in the running game. Plays with good leverage, and some toughness. Is similar to Cliff Avril of the Detroit Lions.
Weaknesses: Has a hard time getting off blocks at the line of scrimmage and especially has a hard time against length. May have to switch to linebacker in the NFL.
Overall, Curry has a lot of potential as someone that can get into backfield and create pressure. He could really solidify his draft stock if he adds some bulk and improves his play against the run. Any team looking to create pressure will no doubt look Curry's way.
Curry joins first rounder DT Fletcher Cox and second rounder LB Mychal Kendricks on the Eagles.