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2011 NFL Mock Draft Tampa Bay Bucs Get a Steal at Pick No. 20

Article By on 17th March, 2011

Ryan Kerrigan Gives Tampa Bay Buccaneers a Force Off the Edge

Kerrigan was a monster in his final season at Purdue, raking in 12.5 sacks and leading the nation with 26 tackles for loss.

His versatility and skills as a pass rusher could allow him to play defensive end in a 4-3 or outside linebacker in a 3-4 scheme, but if it’s the former, then his 4.67 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine makes him one of the quickest defensive ends you’ll find in the 2011 draft class.

Kerrigan would be a steal at No. 20, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers would gladly take him.

No Buccaneer had more than 4.5 sacks last season, and Kerrigan would provide the team with a compliment alongside Gerald McCoy on the defensive line that would give Tampa Bay a formidable front for years to come.

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1. Carolina Panthers: Blaine Gabbert, QB
2. Denver Broncos: Marcell Dareus, DT
3. Buffalo Bills: Nick Fairley, DT
4. Cincinnati Bengals: Da’Quan Bowers, DE
17. New England Patriots: Nate Solder, OT
18. San Diego Charges: J.J. Watt, DE/DT
19. New York Giants: Mike Pouncey, OG/C
20. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Ryan Kerrigan, DE
5. Arizona Cardinals: Von Miller, OLB
6. Cleveland Browns: A.J. Green, WR
7. San Francisco 49ers: Patrick Peterson, CB
8. Tennessee Titans: Cam Newton, QB
21. Kansas City Chiefs: Akeem Ayers, OLB
22. Indianapolis Colts: Gabe Carimi, OT/G
23. Philadelphia Eagles: Anthony Castonzo, OT
24. New Orleans Saints: Justin Houston, DE
9. Dallas Cowboys: Prince Amukamara, CB
10. Washington Redskins: Robert Quinn, DE/OLB
11. Houston Texans: Aldon Smith, DE/OLB
12. Minnesota Vikings: Cameron Jordan, DT/DE
25. Seattle Seahawks: Jake Locker, QB
26. Baltimore Ravens: Jimmy Smith, CB
27. Atlanta Falcons: Randall Cobb, WR
28. New England Patriots: Muhammad Wilkerson, DE/DT
13. Detroit Lions: Tyron Smith, OT
14. St. Louis Rams: Julio Jones, WR
15. Miami Dolphins: Mark Ingram, RB
16. Jacksonville Jaguars: Adrian Clayborn, DE
29. Chicago Bears: Jonathan Baldwin, WR
30. New York Jets: Corey Liuget, DT
31. Pittsburgh Steelers: Torrey Smith, WR
32. Green Bay Packers: Brandon Harris, CB



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