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Falcons to reach for edge rusher?

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08:01 AM ET 04.19 | The Falcons are but one NFC South team that could make quick use of Ryan Kerrigan. But here's the catch on why Kerrigan probably isn't going to make it to the NFC South. The Falcons have the No. 27 overall pick. The Saints are No. 24 and the Buccaneers No. 20. Even if you go on the assumption that Kerrigan ranks slightly behind North Carolina's Robert Quinn, Missouri's Aldon Smith and Clemson's Da'Quan Bowers, who seems to be falling in most mock drafts due to concerns about a knee injury, it's difficult to imagine Kerrigan still being available when the NFC South really gets on the clock in this draft. Jacksonville, New England and San Diego pick at Nos. 16, 17 and 18 respectively and all have strong needs for a pass rusher.

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April 19, 2011  08:02 AM ET

This guy again!

April 19, 2011  08:03 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Can't think of anything to say here.

Your up early Dole Good morning to you.

April 19, 2011  08:15 AM ET

But isn't this the guy with bad knees? And those geeky glasses alone should be enough to drop him to the second round.

April 19, 2011  08:24 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Can't think of anything to say here.

Me either.

April 19, 2011  08:31 AM ET

That photo could have come strait from a special Olympics event. That alone takes him off my draft board.

April 19, 2011  08:36 AM ET

I got it. The interns have an office pool on the draft. Somebody is pumping this guy to get him picked higher. The "bad knees" story on him was from somebody else who wanted him to drop.

April 19, 2011  08:44 AM ET

DUDES BAKED!!!

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April 19, 2011  09:12 AM ET

Dude looks like Cuba Gooding Jr from the movie Radio

April 19, 2011  09:38 AM ET
QUOTE(#13):

Dude looks like Cuba Gooding Jr from the movie Radio

Would make a great rookie trading card photo though.

April 19, 2011  09:40 AM ET

Morning all, I agree totally with all of you. I can't think of anything to say but... NEXT!

April 19, 2011  10:14 AM ET

sounds like a stretch...

April 19, 2011  10:18 AM ET

is that Steve Urkel on Steriod?

April 19, 2011  11:11 AM ET

Looks like the bouncer in Striptease. For his sake that hopefully isn't career foreshadowing.

April 19, 2011  10:35 PM ET

Ryan Kerrigan is going to be a bust, mark my words. Great hustle but not much talent can succeed in college but it takes more than just hustle to make it in the NFL. NFL tackles will own this guy.

 
April 19, 2011  10:37 PM ET

Ryan Kerrigan will be a bust in the NFL, mark my words. He's got heart and hustle that allowed him to succeed against average college tackles, but he doesn't have the athleticism to do it against NFL caliber tackles. NFL linemen will own this guy.

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