Ryan Kerrigan Draft Profile

DE Ryan Kerrigan ~ Purdue

Height – 6’4”
Weight – 274 (pro day)
40 yard dash (combine) – 4.67
Broad jump (combine) – 10’2”
Vertical leap (combine) – 33.5 inches
Bench press (combine) 31 reps of 225

Career Statistics
2007 – 18 tackles, 1 sack
2008 – 56 tackles, 11.5 tackles for loss, 7 sacks, 2 forced fumbles, 1 interception
2009 – 66 tackles, 18.5 tackles for loss, 12 sacks, 7 forced fumbles
2010 – 70 tackles, 26 tackles for loss, 13 sacks, 5 forced fumbles

Career accomplishments & awards
2010 Consensus First-Team All-American (7th in school history)
2010 Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year
2010 First-Team All-Big 10
2010 Academic All-Big 10
Became the Big-10’s all-time leader in career forced fumbles (14)
Tied for second all-time at Purdue with 33.5 sacks
2010 Team MVP award

My take
Kerrigan has one of the highest motors of anybody you will ever see in college football. He is a force in rushing from the edge. At 6’4” 274 pounds, Kerrigan dominated stiff competition last year to break the Big Ten’s all-time record for forced fumbles (14 for his career), he led the Big Ten in sacks and tackles for loss as well; winning the Big-10 Defensive Lineman of they year award. He has shown the lateral quickness to be an effective 3-4 outside linebacker as well. Beefing up from 267 at the combine to 274 at his pro day with no signs of slowing down has really helped his draft stock in my eyes. He may be the safest pick in the draft, and could crack into the top 13 overall picks in the 2011 Draft.

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