There are ends like North Carolina's Quinton Coples, Syracuse's Chandler Jones, South Carolina's Melvin Graham, Alabama's Courtney Upshaw, USC's Nick Perry, Illinois' Whitney Mercilus and Clemson's Andre Branch, to name a few.
In the pass-happy NFL, there is a premium placed on this position. All of those names will likely be called in the first two rounds (The first round is tonight; rounds 2 and 3 are Friday night).
If Curry can leapfrog enough of the aforementioned defensive ends, he could see his name crawl across the bottom of millions of television screens over and over tonight.
"You don't hear much about Marshall DE Vinny Curry," NFL Network's Jason La Canfora wrote recently, "but could he be the second outside pass rusher selected? Wouldn't shock me.
"He's raw, but teams are very interested. He had 13 visits, and late private workouts with teams like the Jets, Lions and Eagles. He could be in play starting around No. 14, depending on what happens up top.
"Knocks have emerged on other defensive ends over time. I can't help but wonder if Curry ends up hearing his name called much higher than many have projected, similar to Tyson Alualu a couple years back."
Alualu was projected as a late first-round or early second-round pick in 2010, but the Jacksonville Jaguars selected him No. 10 overall and gave him a five-year, $28 million contract.
Or $28,000,000.00, since Curry likes bagels so much.
Curry said he didn't have a feel about what could transpire over the next 48 hours or so.
"I wish I had inside info," he said with a laugh.
After a whirlwind few months that included the NFL Scouting Combine, MU Pro Day and a baker's dozen of visits, Curry spent this week in his home state of New Jersey.
He'll either watch the draft in his hometown of Neptune, or venture into the city and frequent one of the restaurants or sports bars within earshot of Radio City Music Hall.
Perhaps he'll munch on another bagel to kickstart what could be a life-altering day for the Garden State native.
"The Pastry Chef has everything you need," Curry said after paying for his bagel. "One of the best bakeries in Monmouth County."
And Curry could become a Monmouth County millionaire tonight if his draft stock continues to make like the dough in the beginnings of that scrumptious bagel.
Just rise, baby.
Contact sportswriter Chuck McGill at chuck.mcg...@dailymail.com or 304-348-1712. His blog is at blogs.dailymail.com/marshall.