Ryan Kerrigan Drafted 16th


The Boiling Point: Former Purdue defensive end, Ryan Kerrigan, was drafted 16th by the Washington Redskins

Former Purdue defensive end and unanimous All-American, Ryan Kerrigan, was drafted by the Washington Redskins with the 16th pick. Kerrigan joins a long list of defensive ends out of Purdue that have been in the NFL. He becomes the 3rd Boilermaker in the last 5 years to be drafted in the first round.

"After the selection ESPN analyst Mel Kiper said, “The kid never quits. He was a marked man at Purdue. Every team, blocking-scheme-wise, knew who they had to handle for the Purdue Boilermakers. It was Ryan Kerrigan. His productivity throughout his career was outstanding.”"

Kerrigan is the highest drafted Boiler since Rod Woodson. Other DE’s from Purdue that have been in the NFL are Shaun Phillips, Roosevelt Colvin, Chike Okeafor, Anthony Spencer, Mike Neal, Rob Ninkovich, Akin Ayodele, Cliff Avril, and Ray Edwards.