Redskins Go Lineman, Select DE Ryan Kerrigan Out Of Purdue (via

Ryan Kerrigan/Google Images

Ryan Kerrigan/Google Images



The Washington Redskins with their 16th-overall selection drafted defensive end Ryan Kerrigan out of Purdue.  Kerrigan will assist two-time Pro Bowler linebacker Brian Orakpo on the defensive line to create nightmares for opposing quarterbacks.  Another legitimate pass rusher was one of the needed positions the Redskins had to address, especially if they want to be successful in their 3-4 defensive scheme.



The Redskins trade down from their original selection spot, 10th overall, with the Jacksonville Jaguars, who drafted quarterback Blaine Gabbert.



Kerrigan, the 2010 Big Ten Defensive Player and Lineman of the Year, possesses the speed off the ends and is explosive when attacking the quarterback.  The 6-4, 267 lbs. defensive end will be welcomed with open arms at Redskins Park. 





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