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    I guess Kerrigan weighed in at his pro day last week at 274. He's put on 20 pounds from his 263 pound combine weight and clearly is not looking to be a 3-4 outside linebacker. 274 is too big to play outside linebacker, especially if he already had questionable speed to begin with, He is a 4-3 end and probably not a realistic possibilty for the Patriots anymore. Jabaal Sheard on the other hand looked very good in his pro day and has locked up a top 20 selection. He could be that sleeper pick for the Patriots at 17 or maybe he is still there at 28.
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    He was never a great fit for the Pats. They already have Cunningham. Now they need that long, explosive guy opposite him.
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    Then again, C****r B****n was an ideal fit for a 3-4 OLB, and yet the Texans drafted him to be a 4-3 end. . . .
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    Sheard or Brooks Reed seem to fit that the best. They are both very explosive.
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    Yet, at 274 he was reported to have had a better LB workout then he did at the Combine ... :cool:
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    I don't think Sheard is nearly a top 20 LOCK, but I certainly agree that the many mocks that have him hanging around until the late 2nd are off base.

    I also think his "character issues" are overstated compared to others in this draft. IMO there's a "football character" factor that's different from off-field character. Sheard was named a team captain, and admired by teammates and coaches for his work ethic and relentlessness. IOW, the anti-Phil Taylor.
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    I like Kerrigan a lot better than Aldon Smith. Smith has a lot of question marks with his broken leg and lack of experience. Is Smith a one year wonder? I think with his speed and strength, Kerrigan would be a better fit.

    The problem with Kerrigan is that he is slated in must drafts to go to Jacksonville at 16. He might fall to 17, but with BB who knows what he will do? May be DL/OLB or OL for 17.
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    In an ideal world, they're different positions. Kerrigan is the big, bulky guy who excels against the run, while Aldon is the long, lengthy guy who excels rushing the passer. Neither seems to have any real weakness, but Kerrigan seems awfully redundant with Cunningham.
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    [​IMG] Kerrigan is 3/8" shorter than Smith per the Combine weigh-in, and four pounds heavier. He added 7 lbs at his Pro-Day weigh-in, but Smith weighs in for MO today and is likely to be heavier too.

    What I see is Kerrigan is more explosive off the edge, and plays with a much higher motor. He also creates more turnovers, many more.

    The major difference, Smith is a much rawer player, and he doesn't show me the same hustle on the field as Kerrigan. It's that which grades Smith a second for me, and has Kerrigan as one of the few I'd like to see at #17.
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    McShay's latest mock has Watt going to us at 17 and Kerrigan at 28. If that happened, I would pass out.

    However, I'd say our luck wouldn't be that good.

    If there was a choice between Watt and Kerrigan at 17, who do you think Bill would take?
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    Hopefully Kerrigan given he's not likely to fall much further than that (I don't think there's any way he's making it to us at 28) and there's a good amount of depth at DE after Watt, it's quite plausible that someone like Muhammad Wilkerson will be available at 28
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