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Why Aaron Curry Is a Better Selection Than Matt Stafford for the Detroit Lions

Published by on April 22, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NFL

There is a lot of hype around the No. 1 selection on Saturday's 2009 NFL Draft. The expected pick is Georgia quarterback Matt Stafford. For Georgia in 2008, he threw for 3,459 yards, 25 touchdowns and ten interceptions.

Those are very impressive statistics, but there are other options. Wake Forest outside linebacker Aaron Curry is considered the best overall football player in the draft and thus, the safest pick.

Since 2005, we've had exciting drafts. There have been ten quarterbacks taken in the first round, compared 17 linebackers. Of the quarterbacks who have been taken in the first round, only five have had successful careers—or at least thus far.

In the 2005 class, Alex Smith was taken first ov...

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