Chargers Show Interest in DE/LB Vinny Curry at Senior Bowl Practice

By Ernie Padaon

The Chargers have shown interest in Marshall DE/LB Vinny Curry and the Chargers took some time to speak to him today at the North practice according to Shane P. Hallam of

Here is the scouting report on Vinny Curry from Pro Football Weekly:

Solidly built, productive, pinned-ears right defensive end with a quick get-off who can shorten the corner and close once he gets a step — shows natural pass-rush ability. Strong wrap tackler. Emotional makeup — has a revved-up motor on the field and can overheat off the field if not handled properly. Tires quickly — is stronger and more explosive when battery is charged. Lacks elite flexibility and top-end speed, needs to develop his counter moves and will have to prove his mettle against more talented tackles. However, he has the tools to be an effective 4-3 edge rusher if paired with a patient, nurturing position coach.

Curry is expected to be drafted around the 3rd or 4th round. He would likely be a pass rushing outside linebacker in our system and would be worked in on passing downs like Antwan Barnes. From the scouting report from Pro Football Weekly, it seems that he doesn’t have the stamina to last as a starter and needs to have a good mentor.