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Ryan Kerrigan Is Ready To Earn His Stripes

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The Washington Redskins 2011 first round pick (16th overall) Ryan Kerrigan joins Chad Dukes and Bill Rohland on 106.7 The Fan to talk about his off season and how he feels about becoming a Redskin.

A unanimous selection as an All-American in 2010, Kerrigan was also a semifinalist for the Lombardi Award which is presented to college football’s best lineman or linebacker. His 14 forced fumbles ranks as the most ever in the Big Ten division.

Kerrigan is expected to make the same transition from defensive end in college to NFL outside linebacker that 2009 first-round pick Brian Orakpo had to make. Orakpo has recorded 19.5 sacks and been named to the Pro-Bowl twice since he’s entered the league.

Though Kerrigan is excited about potentially lining up across from Orakpo, he isn’t penciling himself into the starting line-up just yet.

“I can’t wait to get to work with Rak (Orakpo), he’s made the same transition I have to make. I’m really excited to get to work with him but at the same time I’ve got to earn my stripes and earn a spot first in order to play on defense,” said Kerrigan to the Lavar Arrington show.

Listen to Chad and Bill’s full interview with Ryan Kerrigan.

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