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Neither. Tell what you see happening in the draft that has Miller, Quinn, Houston, Bowers, Smith, Jordan, and Watt all going before Kerrigan and Clayborn and all in the top 20? 7 out of 19 picks on DE/OLB? Add in QBs Gabbert, Newton, Locker, WRs Green, Jones, CBs Peterson, Akumura, Smith, DTs Dareus, Fairely, Wilkerson, OTs Smith, Soldier, Caramiri, Castonzo, and HB Ingram are all possible top 20 picks as well there are going to be more guys for the Bucs to choose from than just those two. I think some get wrapped up n the DEs being deep this year and get caught into thinking they are going to all go in the top 15. History tells us otherwise and some teams just have greater needs. Not every team takes the BPA...in fact many take BPA at positions of greatest need. And in all honesty, a lot of mocks have Kerrigan off the board by 20.Beyond Bowers and Miller, I think the Bucs will have their chance to go after any other DE wether it be in a trade up or one of them just falling to the Bucs.
Clayborn and Kerrigan both have the tape, ability and proven production.
Ryan Kerrigan is such a solid safe pick. He is everything that the Bucs need. Too many times have we reached in the past on potential rather then production. Why gamble with a guy who "HAD" the potential to be a top-10 pick in Adrian Clayborn, who by all accounts is not as polished as a pass rusher, as Kerrigan. Kerrigan is a Jared Allen/Aaron Kampman high motor guy that would be perfect for Tampa. We need to invest in the DL heavily this draft so we can get back to Buc Ball. Just think of him as our White Simeon Rice to rebuild that monster DL.
I'm usually the one rolling my eyes every time a white prospect gets compared only to white players, but with Kerrigan and Jared Allen the comparison is right on. They both have the non stop high motor, they use more power than finesse, they both have heavy hands, they both win by trying harder than the other guy rather than with elite athleticism, and both seem to get faster and more violent the closer they get to the QB. They are both hard nosed grinders and most importantly they don't just get pressure, once they get in the back field they finish the job.