26-Year-Old Linebacker – Washington Redskins
2014 Fantasy Football Outlook
Kerrigan has been a very durable player during his three years in Washington, although he underwent surgery to repair a torn MCL this offseason. He is expected to be healthy for training camp, but it ...
Ryan Kerrigan Contract Information:
Signed by the Redskins in July of 2011.
Kerrigan tied a Redskins' team record with four sacks Sunday against the Jaguars.
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Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)Kerrigan has been a durable outside linebacker for the Redskins since entering the league in 2011, as he hasn't missed a game in three straight seasons. He's coming off possibly the best season of his career in 2013, as he he recorded 66 combined tackles, 8.5 sacks and four forced fumbles. The Redskins certainly flirted with the May 3 deadline to exercise this option, but will now be able to utilize his services through 2015.
RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
Kerrigan recorded a 8.5 sacks, one interception, and two forced fumbles in 2012. He should improve those numbers if Brian Orakpo (shoulder) can return to form and force offenses to spread their blocking.
Kerrigan was impressive as a rookie last year – arguably just as good as the more acclaimed Brian Orakpo – showing no trouble transforming himself into a 3-4 outside linebacker after playing exclusively as a 4-3 end at Purdue. Kerrigan finished with 63 tackles (41 solo), 7.5 sacks, four forced fumbles and an interception return for a touchdown. Considering how dominant he was in college and how promising his play was as a rookie, it’s only reasonable to expect improvement out of Kerrigan. Anything less than double-digit sacks in 2012 would be a disappointment.
The team's first round draft pick in 2011. The team will convert the defensive lineman to an outside linebacker in the 3-4 defense. This is the same conversion Brian Orakpo had to go through. Expect some ups and downs this year as he learns a new position. He has good strength and speed and there is no reason to believe he won't be successful.