Ryan Kerrigan Scouting Report

Ryan Kerrigan

Height: 6’4
Weight: 255
College: Purdue
40 Time: 4.80
Class: Senior
Projected: 1st-2nd Round


2010 – 70 tackles, 26.0 TFL, 12.5 sacks
2009 – 65 tackles, 17.0 TFL, 11.0 sacks
2008 – 56 tackles, 11.5 TFL, 7.0 sacks
2007 – 18 tackles, 1.0 TFL, 1 sack


Ryan Kerrigan was one of the most productive defenders in college football this past season. He’s smart, plays the run well, and has one of the best motors I’ve ever seen. However, his potential is limited at the next level. He doesn’t posses the great athleticism needed to play RDE in the NFL and he’s to stiff to play in the 3-4. He’ll be a solid LDE for a team, but he will never put up 10+ sacks and be relied upon as a primary pass-rusher.

Scouting Report:


– 3 year starter
– Extremely productive player
– Decent burst off the line
– Plays with great leverage
– Gets under lineman’s pads and drives them back
– Nice shoulder dip
– Good run defender
– Flows to the ball well
– Smart player and knows his assignment
– Incredible motor and chases plays down from the backside
– Solid tackler and has a tendency to force fumbles
– Outstanding work ethic and team leader
– High character player


– Not a great athlete
– Could add some bulk
– Burst is decent, but won’t strike fear into NFL lineman
– Will have trouble beating NFL OL to the edge
– Stiff in the hips
– Struggles to change directions quickly
– Has difficulty tackling quicker backs in space
– Would be a liability in coverage in a 3-4 defense
– Needs to develop more pass-rush moves
– Has to do a better job of getting off blocks
– May be limited to just a solid LDE in the pros
– Does not have the potential to put up 10+ sacks


1-poor, 2-weak, 3-above average, 4-very good, 5-elite

Strength: 3.0
Quickness: 3.0
Pass Rush: 3.0
Point Of Attack: 3.0
Recognition: 3.5
Motor: 5.0
Pro Potential: 3.0



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