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Aaron Curry to visit Lions SundayAaron Curry to visit Lions Sunday
John Niyo / The Detroit News
Thursday, March 12, 2009
The Lions will meet with a third candidate for the No. 1 overall draft pick Sunday when Wake Forest linebacker Aaron Curry visits the team's headquarters in Allen Park. Curry's agent, Andy Ross, confirmed the visit Thursday.
The Lions also brought in Georgia quarterback Matt Stafford and Baylor offensive tackle Jason Smith this week. The visits don't include on-field workouts, per NFL rules, but generally include dinner and film sessions with coaches, as well as medical checkups.
Only two linebackers have gone No. 1 overall in the NFL draft since 1967, but it's a serious need for the Lions. Coach Jim Schwartz speaks highly of Curry's versatility.
"Aaron has size, he has speed, he has athletic ability," Schwartz said Tuesday. "He could fill a lot of different roles. ... That's his strength -- you could play him in a lot of different positions."
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