This 6’3″ 266 lb. defensive end fits right into that wide-9 defensive front the Eagles have grown into. Curry is a special player coming off the edge in the pass rush and set the edge nicely against the run.
If the opponent gives him even a little bit of space, this guy is going to exploit it. His speed and quickness make him deadly, but he’s going to have to bulk up to play with the big boys on Sunday. There are linebackers coming into the league that are his size now.
Curry will have good value as a pass-rushing specialist. Curry is an explosive athlete who has the versatility to fit the defensive scheme of the team that selects him. He can stand up and play outside linebacker in a 3-4 scheme, where he can focus on purely rushing the quarterback each play. In the run game, he is effective and can set the edge nicely against an offensive tackle, but has a difficult time getting to the ball if he is engaged early. Curry has second-round value.
The Eagles made a pick that fits right into their system. The question is what will he do to stand out?