2010 NFL Draft Report Card Grade: Rennie Curran, LB, Tennessee Titans
August 29, 2012; Landover, MD, USA; Washington Redskins wide receiver Josh Morgan (15) runs with the ball past Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker Rennie Curran (45) chases in the first quarter at FedEx Field. The Redskins won 30-3. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports
It’s never a good thing when one of these 2010 NFL Draft report card evaluations begin with an image that doesn’t include a Tennessee Titans player. What this means is that I couldn’t find anything from the image database for when that player was a member of the Titans.
That’s the case with Rennie Curran, LB, Georgia. Just like Zaviar Gooden was drafted with the No. 97 pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, Curran was drafted with the No. 97 pick in the 2010 edition. At 5-11 and 230-pounds Curran was an underclassman who earned the reputation as a tackling machine during his collegiate career. With a little more size, Curran would’ve had the credentials for a first-round selection. Per the norm, the Titans pounced on a linebacker during the middle rounds.
It’s safe to say that this was a failed experiment. After one season, the Titans released Curran. On Feb. 25, the Edmonton Eskimos of the Canadian Football League signed him. He joins a depth chart that’s supposedly one of the Eskimos’ strengths. There’s no guarantee that he’ll provide anything more than depth for them.
It’s time for Titan Sized to break out the ink and hand out the grades.
2010 NFL Draft Report Card Evaluation
Rennie Curran, LB, Georgia
Round 3, Pick 97
Still With Team: NO
Career Games: 9
Joshua Huffman (Editor): 40 (F)
"Honestly, I don’t even remember who this guy was. What I do know is that there’s no excuse for a third-round pick to not make the 53-man roster during his second season. Can’t draft Canadian Football League players with pick No. 97. I’ll give Rennie Curran 20 points for making the team as a rookie and 20 points for avoiding trouble—at least until he left the team. With that said, the Titans made up for it with their pick that came seven spots later…"
Josh Gunnels (Assistant Editor, Lead Columnist): 50 (F)
"At the time of the draft, Rennie Curran was actually considered to be one of the top weakside linebackers in the class. Goes to show what the experts know. He was cut one year later by the Titans which is awful quick, spent a year out of football, and was last seen on the Tamp Bay Bucs’ practice squad. A fast sideline to sideline backer that couldn’t cut it for whatever reason."
David Fleming (Contributor): 45 (F)
"The undersized linebacker from Georgia never really panned out in the NFL. He appeared in nine games his rookie season, registering seven tackles. While Curran was a tackling machine in college, he never translated that to the pros. He now plays for the Edmonton Eskimos in the CFL."
Titan Sized Staff (3 Participants): 45 (F)
"50 + 45 + 40 = (135 / 3) = 45"
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