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December 28, 2010 @ 12:22 pm
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Kerrigan Accepts Senior Bowl Invite

Written by Eric
Purdue defensive end Ryan Kerrigan has accepted an invite to attend the 2011 Under Armour Senior Bowl. The dominant collegiate pass-rusher will showcase his talents at the Senior Bowl where NFL coaching staffs and scouting departments will evaluate players for the NFL Draft in April.

Others that have accepted invites to the Senior Bowl include Boise State wide receivers Titus Young and Austin Pettis, Florida State quarterback Christian Ponder and offensive lineman Rodney Hudson, and Alabama quarterback Greg McElroy.
The North roster for next month’s Under Armour Senior Bowl just got a whole lot better.  Purdue defensive end Ryan Kerrigan, the reigning Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year, has officially accepted an invitation to the 2011 game, it was announced today. The 62nd game is scheduled for 3pm (CT) on Saturday, January 29 in Mobile’s Ladd-Peebles Stadium.  It will be televised live by NFL Network.

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    PewterReport.com's Take: The Bucs will surely be in the market for both right and left defensive ends this offseason. Tampa’s current edge rushers have struggled to get to opposing quarterbacks this season. Stylez G. White, Tim Crowder, and Michael Bennett combined for only 8.5 sacks. A pass rush of the edge would benefit defensive tackles Gerald McCoy, Roy Miller, and Brian Price greatly. Purdue’s senior defensive end Ryan Kerrigan was honored Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year in 2010. Kerrigan finished his career with 33.5 sacks, which ranks second on Purdue’s all-time list. Kerrigan’s 26 tackles for loss this season ranks seventh in Big Ten history. The Boilermaker is expected to be selected in the first round of the upcoming draft. Kerrigan is on the Bucs radar and they will definitely be watching him closely in Mobile. The bigger question is if Kerrigan will be around when the Bucs are on the clock in the lower half of the first round.

    Be sure to tune in to Pewter Report’s Senior Bowl coverage throughout January.
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    I would like for us to be able to draft Kerrington, but I think he will be gone by the time we pick at 20th. Who do you think we should take with the 20th pick at DE?
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    Fully expect Kerrigan to be available. He's definitely behind Bowers, Quinn, Jordan, and Clayborn. Michael Bennett is the future at LE. With Crowder and Magee as decent depth. Moore should die in a fire. Stylez won't be back. I want to see a 3 down RE drafted first and an undersized pass rush specialist later on to come in on 3rd for the 3-3-5/3-4 like Kenny Rowe or Brooks Reed.
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    I think Kerrigan will be taken ahead of Clayborn. Clayborn didn't have as good a senior year on the field as he did as a junior. He also got into some off the field trouble. However, Clayborn is great against the run and may not get sacks reqularly but he does get pressure regularly. I think he needs to improve his stamina. However, I think Clayborn is our future at strong side DE.
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    I agree Kerrigan will be gone when we pick. The only DE's I see as possibly being on the board when we pick in the first round are Clayborn, Bailey and Jordan. Heyward will be there, too, but he's more of a 3-4 DE. If we take Clayborn I see Bennett moving over to the right side as I still love his upside and believe he has a bright future in Tampa Bay. As for 2nd rounders, Sheard or Beal may be available when we pick.
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    FLBoyinDallas, I think you should part of PR. I always get more info from you and JDouble than Charlie and Wolf. How about a MLB at our 1st RD spot? Who will be availalbe?
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    Horse...there isn't much in the way of 1st round talent at the MLB position this year. 2nd & 3rd rounders perhaps, but it's very very thin at that position for anyone with a 1st round grade. Many scouts say Akeem Ayers could easily move to MLB due to his size, athleticism and instincts. He has a top-20 grade. Greg Jones is the only other MLB with a consensus 1st round grade. After Ayers & Jones you really don't see any more MLB prospects worthy of drafting until rounds 2 & 3 like I said. At that point we could take Nate Irving, Kelvin Sheppard, Quan Sturdivant, Colin McCarthy, Donta Hightower or Mike Mohamed. Lots of really good prospects in rounds 2,3 and even 4.
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    I'd rather here about DE's that will be available in pick 20-24. What defensive end and middle linebacker will be availalbe in those spots? Kerrigan won't be availalbe when it's time for us to draft and we aren't going to trade up.
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    Kerrigan is a Vanden Bosch type who will be a very good DE in the league, although not a superstar like I believe Bowers and Quinn will be.
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