Monday, March 14, 2011
Source: Kerrigan to workout for Ravens
By James Walker
As the Baltimore Ravens look to improve their pass rush this offseason, a potential target may have emerged with the No. 26 overall pick.
A source tells the AFC North blog the Ravens will hold a private workout and meeting with Purdue defensive end/linebacker prospect Ryan Kerrigan on March 22-23 in West Lafayette, Indiana. Kerrigan had 33 career sacks at Purdue, which included 13 sacks in 2010.
Outside of Terrell Suggs (11 sacks), the Ravens struggled getting to the quarterback last season. Baltimore was ranked No. 27 in the NFL in with just 27 sacks total.
Kerrigan could be that pass-rushing threat opposite Suggs that Baltimore is looking for. Kerrigan has caught the eye of NFL scouts with his relentless motor and versatility to play in a 4-3 and 3-4 defense, which fits perfectly with Baltimore's scheme.
The NFL draft will be held April 28-30 in New York City.