Tag:Ryan Kerrigan
Posted on: February 26, 2011 3:20 pm

Don't mess with Kerrigan

Posted by Pete Prisco

INDIANAPOLIS -- One of my favorite players in this year's draft is Purdue defensive end Ryan Kerrigan.

He is an explosive player who plays with a relentless style. The knock on him is his size, but he measured in at just over 6-foot-3 here and he weighed 267 pounds -- plenty big enough to play down end in a 4-3.

Some 3-4 teams might want to move him to outside linebacker, but I see him being a force as a down end.

"I played a 4-3 defensive end in college, so I don't have too much experience with it," Kerrigan said. "But in my training for the combine I've been working on a lot of drops from a 3-4 linebacker standpoint."

Why take a player who does his best work going forward and make him go in the other direction? This kid has a chance to be a star pass rusher. Leave him as a 4-3 end.

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