Ryan Kerrigan scouting report

Ryan Kerrigan DE Purdue

Ht: 6’4″

Wt: 255

Strengths:
Prototypical 4-3 defensive end who may have the athleticism to stand up at linebacker in the 3-4. Decent athlete who was asked to do a lot for a weak Purdue defense. Excels as a pass rusher. An effective speed rusher off the edge. Has experience lining up with his hand both on and off the ground. Some experience dropping into coverage. Coaches have nothing but great things to say about his character and work ethic.
Weaknesses:
Not an explosive athlete and he may need to polish more of his moves to be effective as a pass rusher at the next level. Not a dominant force against the run; may struggle at the point of attack at the next level if he doesn’t add some lower-body strength.
Comments:
Kerrigan excelled as a pass rusher at Purdue, despite often seeing double teams. He’s quick off the snap and frequently beats less athletic linemen with his speed. However, to prove his worth as a potential 1st-round pick he’ll need to show he has the strength to be a true three-down lineman. He is probably best suited to play linebacker in a 3-4 scheme where teams can get more creative with their packages and tailor their scheme to his skill set.
Posted on by Ryan McCrystal in Scouting Reports - 2011 Comments Off

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