Aaron Curry: Raiders Making Habit of Rescuing Former First-Round Picks

Jason Campbell. Kamerion Wimbley. Jarvis Moss. Heck, even Kyle Boller.

The Oakland Raiders might not always hit on their own first-round picks, but they can make other teams' picks work just fine.

All four of the aforementioned players have found some modicum of success in the Silver and Black.

Oakland is now hoping to work its magic on former No. 4 overall pick Aaron Curry.

The Raiders landed the linebacker from the Seattle Seahawks in exchange for undisclosed draft picks in 2012 and 2013.

Curry is only three years into the league but has been a complete disappointment. When drafting a linebacker without pass-rush skills inside the top five, there is always a bit of skepticism.

But the general consensus on Curry coming out of Wake Forest had him slated that high.

Former NFL GM and CBS football analyst Charlie Casserly tweeted:

And during the 2009 draft that was the feeling. Curry was a stud linebacker for the Demon Deacons, was the highest rated player on ESPN Scouts Inc.'s board and the instant analysis after his selection read:

This is a great value at the fourth overall pick. Curry and Jason Smith graded out higher than any prospect in this year's draft, and when you watch Curry on film, you can see why. There's not much he can't do. Curry is an instinctive run defender with the quickness to disrupt plays in the backfield and sideline-to-sideline range. He can also match up in coverage and rush the passer. That's not all, either. Curry has the work ethic, dedication and tenacity teams covet in their first-round picks. He's the complete package.

As it turns out, there is a lot he couldn't do in a Seahawks uniform. But the point is that just about everyone missed on Curry.

In complete Al Davis fashion, the Raiders were and are the most logical choice for him to get a shot at resurrecting his career.

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