Seattle Seahawks — Aaron Curry (2009):
Aaron Curry was one of the hottest names in the days leading up to the 2009 NFL Draft, and looked like one of the true “can’t miss” prospects in the draft. But Curry’s failure in the NFL once again proves how much of an inexact science the NFL Draft really is. Curry was taken 4th overall by the Seattle Seahawks, ahead of future Pro Bowl linebackers like Clay Matthews III, Brian Cushing, and Brian Orakpo.
For all of Curry’s physical gifts, it appeared that he could never really master the mental aspects and work ethic required to succeed in the NFL. Perhaps he’s taken those lessons learned, and is trying to teach them to other athletes, as he’s currently the head coach for the 49ers of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.