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Ryan Kerrigan

Ryan Kerrigan
NFL Draft Scouting Report

Defensive End

Purdue


College Position: Defensive End
School: Purdue
Grade: Senior
Height: 6-4
Weight: 263
Birthdate: 08-16-1988
Draft Projection: Mid First
Overall Rank: 11
NFL Draft Position (Rank): Defensive End (4)

Draft Result

Drafted in the 2011 Draft by the Washington Redskins in the 1st round with the #16 pick.
The selection of Kerrigan to the Redskins should be an interesting situation. Kerrigan was ultra-productive with Purdue, but will switch positions and play standing up in Washington in their 3-4 defense. He displayed the athleticism to play the position at the Combine, and his high motor should complement Brian Orakpo very well.

Combine Results



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Strengths

  • Tenacious two-way defensive end prospect
  • Equally adept stopping the run or rushing the passer
  • Tremendous motor
  • Has a nose for the football - tenacious defender
  • Knack for forcing fumbles (11 FF the past two years)
  • Quick burst and acceleration off the ball
  • Shoots gaps to make plays in opposing backfields
  • Strong against the run
  • Hard worker with excellent intangibles
  • Has shined the past two years despite commanding double teams on a below average defense
  • Three year starter
  

Weaknesses

  • Tends to play too high
  • Needs to improve his ability to shed blocks
  • Over-reliant on shooting gaps and bull rushing
  • Lacks great speed
  • Average athleticism - not a prime rush linebacker candidate
  • More of a grinder than a premier speed rusher
  • A throw-back player who will either shine due to his hard work and motor or fail to adjust to the speed and power of the pro game

News

2011 NFL Draft Recap: NFC East Grades - May 12 (Fran Duffy)
Fran Duffy's Winners and Losers from Draft Weekend - May 2 (Fran Duffy)
2011 NFL Draft - Winners and Losers Through Day 2 - Apr 29 (Fran Duffy)
10 Bold Predictions for Day 2 of the 2011 NFL Draft - Apr 29 (Fran Duffy)
2011 NFL Draft: Fran Duffy's Final Mock Draft - Apr 28 (Fran Duffy)
2011 NFL Draft Preview: Jared Counterman's 10 Players To Fight For In the War Room - Apr 25 (Jared Counterman)
2011 NFL Draft Preview: Defensive End - Apr 22 (Chris Maier)
2011 NFL Draft Pick Analysis: Which Positions Provide the Best Value - Mar 17 (Fran Duffy)
A Rookie Scout's View on the NFL Scouting Combine - Feb 25 (Jared Counterman)
2011 NFL Scouting Combine: Who and What To Watch - Feb 22 (Chris Maier)
2011 Senior Bowl Report Card: Winners and Losers and Game Evaluation (Doug Lancy) - Jan 29 (Doug Lancy)
2011 Senior Bowl Report Card: Recapping the Weeks Top Stories Includes Stock Up/Down (Chris Maier) - Jan 28 (Chris Maier)
2011 Senior Bowl: North Practice Day Three - Jan 26 (Chris Maier & Doug Lancy)
2011 Senior Bowl: North Practice Day Two - Jan 25 (Chris Maier & Doug Lancy)
2011 Senior Bowl: North Team Heights Weights and More - Jan 24 (Chris Maier)
2011 Senior Bowl Preview: Who and What to Watch - Jan 22 (Chris Maier)
2011 Senior Bowl: Confirmed Players - Jan 6 (Chris Maier)
2011 NFL Mock Draft: Post-Christmas Edition (2 Rounds) - Dec 30 (Chris Maier)
Top 5 Risers in the 2011 NFL Draft - Nov 29 (Dan Wernery)
2011 NFL Mock Draft: Thanksgiving Edition - Nov 25 (Chris Maier)
2011 NFL Mock Draft: Early Season Edition - Oct 13 (Chris Maier)

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