Georgia Tech fifth-year senior David Curry has announced he will not be returning for a sixth season and has declared for the NFL Draft.
While the decision comes as no surprise, Georgia Tech linebacker David Curry made it official on Sunday night that he will not be returning for a sixth year on The Flats. The Buford, Georgia native has declared for the 2021 NFL Draft.
Curry, originally a member of Georgia Tech’s 2015 recruiting class has been one of the leaders of the Jackets defense over the last few seasons. This season, Curry led the Yellow Jackets with 84 tackles including nine tackles for a loss and 1.5 sacks. He finishes his Georgia Tech career with 240 tackles, 15.5 tackles for a loss, and 4.0 sacks.
The loss of Curry heading into the 2021 season will be a big one for the Yellow Jackets. Curry was one of the Jackets’ most consistent players on the defensive side of the ball and was a leader on and off the field. Curry, while not a perfect linebacker has developed himself into quite the linebacker and does have some potential at the next level. While no more than a day three pick at the best and likely an undrafted free agent, Curry is a player who will need to test really well at the NFL Combine or at a regional combine if invited to improve his draft stock. That being said, he is the type of player that finds himself in a training camp come next summer and will find his way onto a practice squad or team because of how hard he plays and that he does a lot of the little things well.
With Demetrius Knight moving back to the quarterback position, Curry’s inside linebacker spot is now left open for the taking. Two names to watch for are freshmen Khatavian Franks and Tyson Meiguez. Both were three-star recruits as part of Georgia Tech’s 2020 recruiting class.