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Kerrigan is a near-lock to hear his named called early in the first round following a remarkable career at Purdue. As a senior, he became the school's first unanimous first-team All-American in 30 years after leading the Big Ten in sacks with 12.5 - which was third in the FBS - and tackles for loss with 26.0. Kerrigan ended his career at Purdue with 14 forced fumbles, which is tied for the most in FBS history, and he was tied for second in school history with 33.5 sacks. The 2010 Big Ten defensive player of the year was the runner-up for the Ted Hendricks Award, which is presented to the nation's outstanding defensive end, and he was also a semifinalist for the Chuck Bednarik Award, Rotary Lombardi Award and Ronnie Lott IMPACT Trophy. Kerrigan led the nation with seven forced fumbles in 2009 when he had a career-best 13.0 sacks and was named first-team All-Big Ten. He is solid off the line, persistent at rushing the passer and great against the run and stripping the ball. He had an outstanding combine, finishing second among defensive linemen in the broad jump (10 feet, 2 inches), sixth in the bench press (31 reps), tied for seventh in the 40-yard dash (4.71 seconds), tied for ninth in vertical jump (33.5 inches) and 15th in the three-cone drill (7.18 seconds).