Miami Dolphins top remaining defensive edge options
By Pablo Rosero
Miami could target one of the most underrated players of the Past Decade
In my mind, Ryan Kerrigan is one of the most underrated football players in the entire league for a good majority of his career. Having played for that football team that resides in Washington for his whole career, it seems he is now looking to don a new uniform in 2021 thanks to a very impressive and young defensive line in Washington.
Kerrigan should be touted as highly as J.J. Watt, in my opinion. Well not as much, but he shouldn’t still be available.
In his 10 seasons with Washington, Kerrigan has a total of 95.5 sacks with three seasons of 13 or more sacks. He has also been selected to four Pro-Bowls and besides only starting one game in 2020 he compiled 5.5 sacks.
Kerrigan is a player that casual football fans won’t recognize as being better than he is, but he has had a great career for the WFT and should be an impact player at his next spot.
If the spot is Miami, the Dolphins would benefit from having a great locker presence and a player that can still get after the quarterback at just 32 -years old. At times in his career, Kerrigan was the lone bright spot on some very bad Washington teams.
The former first-round pick out of Purdue in 2011 has also only missed four games in his 10-year career. Without health issues and proving he can still get after the quarterback but could be an issue in the system, Kerrigan has his pros and cons alike.
Similarly, Kerrigan might demand a big deal since he does not have the same injury issues Ingram and Clowney do. However, if the Dolphins can sign Kerrigan, it would be a major boost to their pass rush.