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New York Giants 2012 NFL Draft Profile: Marshall DE Vinny Curry

I hope you’re not getting tired of the New York Giants 2012 NFL Draft profile series, because I’m sure having a lot of fun (and headaches) trying to figure out who will be available for the Giants at the No. 32 overall pick. Jerry Reese keeps churning out this nonsense of best player available, but with how many needs the Giants have they might just have to employ this strategy in the first round.

For me, I feel like the Giants should take the best of, in this order, an offensive tackle, defensive end, wide receiver, defensive tackle, or running back in round one. Whichever position has not been depleted in the first 31 picks.

There are several first round possibilities for pass rushers, and Marshall defensive end Vinny Curry is just one of them.

Curry is one of the better pure pass rushers in the draft class, but some have questioned his ability to be a defensive end in a 4-3 scheme. He made attempts to dispute those claims and add to his versatility by showing up at 266 lbs at the Combine. He had a disappointing 40 time, but ran much better at his Pro Day. His times of 4.66 and 4.69 proved the Combine workout was a fluke.

When fresh, Curry is absolutely relentless off the edge and fights through the whistle to get to the quarterback. Has every move to get to the quarterback down, but can sometimes be taken out of the play with cut blocks. Curry has deceptive strength and a high motor in the run game and chases down plays with 110 percent effort.

Sometimes Curry can get fatigued, which causes him to play high and not get off his blocks with regularity. If the Giants take him, however, he would be a situational pass rusher and impact the game while staying fresh. He would be a perfect fit for the Giants, especially with Osi Umenyiora causing all sorts of problems lately.

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