|National Football League Draft Profile|
|Ryan Kerrigan |
|Selection||16 (16 overall)|
|High School||Muncie Central (Muncie, Indiana)|
|2010 Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year...2010 Big Ten Defensive Lineman of the Year...2010 First team All-Big Ten...First unanimous All-American selection at Purdue since 1980...2010 Academic All-Big Ten...Runner-up for 2010 Ted Hendricks Award...Semifinalist for 2010 Chuck Bednarik Award, Rotary Lombardi Award and Ronnie Lott IMPACT Trophy...Led Football Bowl Subdivision with 26 TFL in regular season...Finished regular season tied for second in forced fumbles with five and third in the FBS in sacks with 12.5...Finished career tied for the all-time FBS record with 14 forced fumbles, which marks a Big Ten record...Tied for second all-time at Purdue with 33.5 sacks...Hustle pass rusher who utilizes versatility, size and superior hands to defeatopposing blockers...Not flexible enough to consistently rush from the edge...Reads snap well...Maintains pursuit and provides consistent secondary rush...Lacks agility in space...High football IQ...Solid and assignment-sure against the run...Gets down the line and is able to shed cut blocks, but lacks quickness to contain speedy backs on the edge...Plays with good leverage and establishes solid position despite being a taller lineman...Sound, drag-down tackler...Highly lauded leadership skills...Likely three-down defensive end at the next level.|
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