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« : April 05, 2011, 12:25:58 PM »

http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/Ryan-Kerrigan-visiting-the-Buccaneers-today.html

Purdue defensive end and first-round draft prospect Ryan Kerrigan is visiting the Tampa Bay Buccaneers today, according to a league source with knowledge of the situation.

He has visited the Buffalo Bills, worked out for the Atlanta Falcons and has visits next month with the San Diego Chargers, Washington Redskins, New York Jets and the Falcons.

Kerrigan has also previously conducted a private workout with Baltimore Ravens outside linebackers coach Ted Monachino.

Kerrigan has been cross-training at defensive end and outside linebacker with NFL teams displaying interest in him at both positions.

At his campus Pro Day workout, Kerrigan did positional drills and stood on his workout numbers from the NFL scouting combine.

"I did both and it went pretty well overall," Kerrigan told National Football Post during a telephone interview. "I’ve really been trying to improve at linebacker stuff and fine-tunethe defensive line stuff. The more you can do, the more valuable you are.

"It went really well. We had a good turnout number of scouts there. Everyone ran really well. I wanted to take part because it was another opportunity to improve myself."

The Big Ten Defensive Lineman of the Year had a dinner meeting with Jacksonville Jaguars defensive line coach Joe Cullen, who ran the positional drills Friday at Purdue.

"Coach Cullen was great," Kerrigan said. "He directed me through my defensive line drills. He's a really good guy and a really bright football mind. He’s a really good coach. I can tell that from the short amount of time I've been around him."

Kerrigan has drawn some comparisons to Jaguars defensive end Aaron Kampman because of his intense approach to football.

"I've gotten that a number of times," Kerrigan said. "It’s really quite an honor, a tremendous honor. A huge part of playing football, mainly the defensive line, is being relentless."

Kerrigan was a three-year starter for the Boilermakers, a team captain and an academic All-American selection.

Kerrigan recorded 70 tackles, 26 tackles for losses, 12 1/2 sacks and five forced fumbles.

"I was just really sure of myself every snap," Kerrigan said at the scouting combine. "I had a good idea of what plays were coming and that came from watching a lot of game tape and I was able to take that to the field and have a good idea of what play was coming. That allowed me to be a little bit quicker at the start when the ball was snapped."

Kerrigan was named Most Valuable Player on defense and was named the first consensus All-American at Purdue in the past three decades.

At the combine, Kerrigan ran the 40-yard dash in 4.67 seconds, posted a 33 1/2 inch vertical leap and bench pressed 225 pounds 31 times.

As a junior, the All-Big Ten Conference selection posted 66 tackles, 18 for losses and 13 sacks while leading Division I-A with seven forced fumbles.

"Our motto at Purdue was it's not enough just to get the sack or get the tackle, but you wanted to force a fumble and get the ball back for your offense," Kerrigan said. "We really tried to do that every game."

He recorded 33 1/2 career sacks, second in Purdue history, set the Big Ten record with 14 forced fumbles and finished fifth in school history with 57 tackles for losses.

"The biggest thing is how you practice is how you play," Kerrigan said. "A lot of us on my team learned that last year. If you really practice hard, then that will transfer over to the game. We really did that throughout the season."

Kerrigan performed some linebacker drills at the scouting combine.

A 4-3 defensive end at Purdue, the 6-foot-3, 267-pounder could project to outside linebacker in 3-4 schemes at the next level.

"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 and I feel I've made a lot of strides with that.

"When you're a 4-3 defensive end you drop back in pass coverage occasionally, but not too often. Whereas with a 3-4 linebacker you drop back quite a bit. I think that will be the biggest adjustment. Whatever a team wants, I'm willing to play."


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« #1 : April 05, 2011, 12:31:31 PM »

YES! please fall in love with him Mark D! I really want him to be a Buccaneer!

Ryan Kerrigan for 2011 Please!!!

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« #2 : April 05, 2011, 12:40:06 PM »

As much as I like Kerrigan he won't be there at 20 and we are not going to trade up for him.. Way to many DEs to make a trade up on a DE if its not Quinn or Bowers.

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« #3 : April 05, 2011, 12:43:42 PM »

As much as I like Kerrigan he won't be there at 20 and we are not going to trade up for him.. Way to many DEs to make a trade up on a DE if its not Quinn or Bowers.

Each draft Mark D has done he has never traded down. Only traded up. He traded up 2 spots in the first round in the 2009 draft to grab Freeman and he traded up 3 spots in the second round of the 2010 draft. If he really likes a player then I think he will go after him. Or he could game and wait and see. The only blockade preventing Kerrigan from being a Buc is Jacksonville. If he passes JAX, we should be able to get him pretty easily.

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« #4 : April 05, 2011, 01:11:01 PM »

As much as I like Kerrigan he won't be there at 20 and we are not going to trade up for him.. Way to many DEs to make a trade up on a DE if its not Quinn or Bowers.

Each draft Mark D has done he has never traded down. Only traded up. He traded up 2 spots in the first round in the 2009 draft to grab Freeman and he traded up 3 spots in the second round of the 2010 draft. If he really likes a player then I think he will go after him. Or he could game and wait and see. The only blockade preventing Kerrigan from being a Buc is Jacksonville. If he passes JAX, we should be able to get him pretty easily.

Yea but he has never traded up when there is ton of depth at that position.. Why trade up 5 spots loose a 3rd round pick when Clayborn and Houston may be sitting at 20? As good as Kerrigan is he isn't the elite talent that you trade up to get.

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« #5 : April 05, 2011, 01:36:50 PM »

As much as I like Kerrigan he won't be there at 20 and we are not going to trade up for him.. Way to many DEs to make a trade up on a DE if its not Quinn or Bowers.

Each draft Mark D has done he has never traded down. Only traded up. He traded up 2 spots in the first round in the 2009 draft to grab Freeman and he traded up 3 spots in the second round of the 2010 draft. If he really likes a player then I think he will go after him. Or he could game and wait and see. The only blockade preventing Kerrigan from being a Buc is Jacksonville. If he passes JAX, we should be able to get him pretty easily.

Yea but he has never traded up when there is ton of depth at that position.. Why trade up 5 spots loose a 3rd round pick when Clayborn and Houston may be sitting at 20? As good as Kerrigan is he isn't the elite talent that you trade up to get.

Dont ever compare Justin Houston to Ryan Kerrigan. Scouts around the league have recognized his talent and recognize hes a top-15 talent. A lot of scouts think Justin Houston is a 3rd round pick at best. This is Robert Ayers 2.0. Houston is not impressive at all. Plus he is an absolute moron from reports. We don't need any more knuckledraggers. Clayborn will prolly be there, and for good reason.

Ryan Kerrigan for 2011 Please!!!

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« #6 : April 05, 2011, 01:46:25 PM »

Not interested in trading up for Kerrigan.  He's definitely a "safe" pick, but I think he has a low upside.


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« #7 : April 05, 2011, 01:50:14 PM »

A lot of scouts think Justin Houston is a 3rd round pick at best. This is Robert Ayers 2.0. Houston is not impressive at all.
Horrible comparison.

Ayers: 4 seasons, 9 sacks
Houston: 3 seasons, 19 sacks

FRG is the most logical poster on this board.  You guys just don\'t like where the logical conclusions take you.

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« #8 : April 05, 2011, 02:17:22 PM »

A lot of scouts think Justin Houston is a 3rd round pick at best. This is Robert Ayers 2.0. Houston is not impressive at all.
Horrible comparison.

Ayers: 4 seasons, 9 sacks
Houston: 3 seasons, 19 sacks

Im not talking about his production. I am talking about his ungodly rise up the draft boards. Ayers did NOTHING to warrant the justification of being a 1st round pick.

If you think Justin Houston (who only knows how to run past defenders) is worth the 20th pick then he better be the next coming of LaMarr Woodley. You really want a player who is labeled as an idiot upstairs between the eyes? Can you imagine having trouble grasping an NFL playbook? Because I can. It honestly just reminds me of having Bobby Boucher...just hit the QB Justin! Thats all you have to do! Otherwise, I am going to go with Ryan Kerrigan.

Ryan Kerrigan for 2011 Please!!!

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« #9 : April 05, 2011, 02:25:24 PM »

Every so often a draft comes along and there's just one guy I want. It has only happened a couple times. The first time this happened was back in 1995 and it was another Boilermaker...Mike Alstott.

Once again, this year, Kerrigan is the guy I want. He has the physical tools and a motor like no other. I just have a feeling that this guy is going to be good. Some mocks have him going before us some don't. All I know is, if we end up with this guy...I am going to be one happy Buc fan.

Whoa...shiver me ****in timbers!


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« #10 : April 05, 2011, 02:27:57 PM »

As much as I like Kerrigan he won't be there at 20 and we are not going to trade up for him..

I "love" these absolute statements. Who says we won't go get him? Dom has shown in both drafts he's not afraid to go get the guy he wants. Hell, he traded up for Benn while there were other WRs to be had.

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« #11 : April 05, 2011, 02:29:40 PM »

A lot of scouts think Justin Houston is a 3rd round pick at best. This is Robert Ayers 2.0. Houston is not impressive at all.
Horrible comparison.

Ayers: 4 seasons, 9 sacks
Houston: 3 seasons, 19 sacks

Im not talking about his production. I am talking about his ungodly rise up the draft boards. Ayers did NOTHING to warrant the justification of being a 1st round pick.

If you think Justin Houston (who only knows how to run past defenders) is worth the 20th pick then he better be the next coming of LaMarr Woodley. You really want a player who is labeled as an idiot upstairs between the eyes? Can you imagine having trouble grasping an NFL playbook? Because I can. It honestly just reminds me of having Bobby Boucher...just hit the QB Justin! Thats all you have to do! Otherwise, I am going to go with Ryan Kerrigan.
Kerrigan is a very good prospect, but Houston has plenty justification to be a 1st round pick. When you're #2 in the SEC in sacks and athletically test off the charts, you have a chance to be a really good pro player.

FRG is the most logical poster on this board.  You guys just don\'t like where the logical conclusions take you.

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« #12 : April 05, 2011, 02:38:18 PM »

A lot of scouts think Justin Houston is a 3rd round pick at best. This is Robert Ayers 2.0. Houston is not impressive at all.
Horrible comparison.

Ayers: 4 seasons, 9 sacks
Houston: 3 seasons, 19 sacks

Im not talking about his production. I am talking about his ungodly rise up the draft boards. Ayers did NOTHING to warrant the justification of being a 1st round pick.

If you think Justin Houston (who only knows how to run past defenders) is worth the 20th pick then he better be the next coming of LaMarr Woodley. You really want a player who is labeled as an idiot upstairs between the eyes? Can you imagine having trouble grasping an NFL playbook? Because I can. It honestly just reminds me of having Bobby Boucher...just hit the QB Justin! Thats all you have to do! Otherwise, I am going to go with Ryan Kerrigan.
Kerrigan is a very good prospect, but Houston has plenty justification to be a 1st round pick. When you're #2 in the SEC in sacks and athletically test off the charts, you have a chance to be a really good pro player.

They said the same thing about Aaron Maybin.

Ryan Kerrigan for 2011 Please!!!

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« #13 : April 05, 2011, 02:41:23 PM »

I would love to have Kerrigan. Hes exactly what we need on the Dline. For some reason I see him going to the patriots. Dont know why. Its a hunch. I think if we trade up theres a good possibility. I really hope we get that DE we need day one. Its crucial going forward for the defense.

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« #14 : April 05, 2011, 02:45:21 PM »

A lot of scouts think Justin Houston is a 3rd round pick at best. This is Robert Ayers 2.0. Houston is not impressive at all.
Horrible comparison.

Ayers: 4 seasons, 9 sacks
Houston: 3 seasons, 19 sacks

Im not talking about his production. I am talking about his ungodly rise up the draft boards. Ayers did NOTHING to warrant the justification of being a 1st round pick.

If you think Justin Houston (who only knows how to run past defenders) is worth the 20th pick then he better be the next coming of LaMarr Woodley. You really want a player who is labeled as an idiot upstairs between the eyes? Can you imagine having trouble grasping an NFL playbook? Because I can. It honestly just reminds me of having Bobby Boucher...just hit the QB Justin! Thats all you have to do! Otherwise, I am going to go with Ryan Kerrigan.
Kerrigan is a very good prospect, but Houston has plenty justification to be a 1st round pick. When you're #2 in the SEC in sacks and athletically test off the charts, you have a chance to be a really good pro player.

They said the same thing about Aaron Maybin.
Yet another horrible comparison. Maybin couldn't carry weight. He played in college under 240 lbs.

FRG is the most logical poster on this board.  You guys just don\'t like where the logical conclusions take you.
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