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Is Ryan Kerrigan “elite”?

Three Kerrigan articles today:Redskins Iron Man - Ryan KerriganEvery play by Ryan Kerrigan vs Green BayIs Ryan Kerrigan “elite”?This article was co-written by James Dorsett and Bill-in-Bangkok.James did all the hard work of researching all the statistics that appear in the article Womens Zach Brown Jersey , despite having to work against a dual deadline to get out two Snaps & Stats articles this week.I’m afraid that my written analysis of the numbers isn’t to the same standard that you’ve all no doubt become accustomed to in the Snaps & Stats articles, but I prefer for readers and commenters to draw their own conclusions anyway.I hope you enjoy this statistical review of Ryan Kerrigan’s career and comparison to two of his contemporaries who are acknowledged as the best in the game today.I further hope this article opens up some eyes to the incredible talent and salary-cap value that Kerrigan has represented to the Redskins franchise.Khalil Mack overviewKhalil Mack was the 5th overall pick in the 2014 draft; he is 27 years old and has been in the NFL for 4 seasons.Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty ImagesSeptember 1, 2018 Khalil Mack signed a 6 year extension with the Chicago Bears. Based on a report from Profootballtalk. The extension is worth $141 million with $60 million guaranteed at signing with $90 million in total guarantees.That’s an APY of $23.5m.Von Miller overviewVon Miller was drafted #2 overall in 2011; he is 29 years old and has been in the NFL for 7 seasons.Photo by Bart Young/Getty ImagesAccording to OverTheCap,The Broncos and Von Miller agreed to a six year, $114.5 million contract on July 15, 2016. Per Mike Klis, Miller received $70 million in guarantees, $42 million of which is guaranteed upon signing. That is an APY of $19.08m.Ryan Kerrigan overviewRyan Kerrigan was selected 14 picks after Von Miller in 2011, taken #16 overall.He is 30 years old and has been in the NFL for 7 seasons.Photo by Rob Carr/Getty ImagesOverTheCap reports that Ryan Kerrigan signed a five year contract extension worth $57.5 million with the Redskins on July 30, 2015. Kerrigan received a $16 million signing bonus. His 2015 and 2016 salaries are fully guaranteed to bring the full guarantee on the contract to $23.788 million.His APY is $11.5m.Top salaries for 3-4 OLBOverTheCap reports on salaries for all NFL players, including information about the top-paid Outside Linebackers.You can see that Mack and Miller are the two highest paid OLBs in football, with Kerrigan ranking 7th, earning $7.5m per year less than Von Miller.Kerrigan earns less than half of what Khalil Mack earns.Based on the contract numbers, it seems reasonable to conclude that Mack and Miller are clearly among the elite players at the position right now.Kerrigan, who was drafted the same year as Miller, is paid more like a second-tier player.Is there a good reason for that when it comes to production?In other words, if we compare historical production for the three players, what will it show?College productionLet’s start by comparing a few simple indicators of production from their NCAA days:It’s clear that Mack had the most success in the Tackles for Loss category, but had the lowest production of the three when it came to sacks.Kerrigan and Miller were very comparable with respect to sack production, while Miller was the least productive in TFL and forced fumbles.Taken as a whole, this chart gives the impression of three players who might have different strengths, but who were all well-rounded, high-perfrormance collegiate athletes.Combine resultsThe combine makes it possible to compare players from different schools Youth Tress Way Jersey , conferences and years with a standard set of measurements.While the chart below is not an exhaustive listing of all combine measurements and results, it certainly hits the headline drills.Aside from the bench press, where Kerrigan put up an impressive 31 reps, the Purdue Boilermaker measured a bit less athletic than the other two, while Von Miller seems to have the best measurables in general.NFL games & snapsThe chart below shows the number of games, starts and snaps for each player in his respective NFL career.Because Miller & Kerrigan have played for 7 season while Mack has played for just 4, I have included per-game averages on the second line for each player to allow an apples-to-apples comparison.I see immediately that Kerrigan has played 8 more games than Miller has, despite entering the league at the same time.The other trend seems to be that Khalil Mack is used as a pass rusher 2 to 3 snaps per game more often than the other two, and drops into coverage less often.Overall, though, all three players are averaging right around 60 snaps per game, with a similar breakup between run defense, pass rushing and dropping into coverage.NFL production - tacklesKhalil Mack has been the most effective tackler of the three, judging by these raw numbers.NFL production - other statsLooking at these numbers, I get the feeling that Miller is the most talented pass rusher of the three, though Kerrigan may hold a slight advantage as a coverage linebacker.The bottom lineWhen we look at the college production, combine results, games & snaps played, and production in the three facets of the game (run defense, pass rush, coverage), it seems to me that Ryan Kerrigan compares very favorably to the acknowledged top two players in the game in terms of career production.Kerrigan doesn’t have the name recognition of Von Miller or Khalil Mack, but he’s got the college pedigree Authentic Mason Foster Jersey , the draft pedigree, seven healthy seasons, and elite production numbers that argue that he deserves to be mentioned in the same conversation with the league’s best.Redskin fans have always known that Kerrigan was something special, but many may not have realized just how special he has been. The Redskins three game winning streak came to a painful halt last week against the Falcons at FedEx Field. The good news is they remain in 1st place in the NFC East at 5-3. The bad news is they lost 3 starters for the season(G Brandon Scherff, G Shawn Lauvao, and WR Paul Richardson Jr.). They travel to Tampa Bay to face the Buccaneers to try to get a needed win.Quinton Dunbar is questionable again this week with a shin/nerve injury. If Dunbar can't play, Danny Johnson will likely get significant playing time with Greg Stroman in the backup role.Jamison Crowder has been ruled out for the last four weeks, but returned to practice this week and is questionable. Maurice Harris will likely get the start opposite Josh Doctson this week with Richardson out.Michael Floyd and Brian Quick could see more playing time against the Buccaneers, at least until Trey Quinn makes his return from IR next week.Adrian Peterson is still dealing with shoulder and knee injuries, but will start again this week. Chris Thompson has been ruled out for tomorrow’s game, his 2nd straight after suffering a new rib injury two weeks ago. Kapri Bibbs and Samaje Perine will be active again. (Byron Marshall is also eligible to return from IR). LT Trent Williams is still out after thumb surgery and he could miss a few more weeks. Ty Nsekhe steps in for him at LT. Morgan Moses has a big brace on his knee and is also questionable. If he can't play, Geron Christian Sr. will start at RT. Newly signed Austin Howard would then be active as the team's swing tackle. Another OL signed this week will get the start when Jonathan Cooper lines up at LG. Chase Roullier will remain at center while veteran backup Tony Bergstrom takes over at RG. Good luck Alex!The Redskins are 3 point underdogs against the Buccaneers going into Sunday’s away game.Matchup: Washington Redskins(5-3) vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers(3-5) Date/Time: Sunday, Nov. 11 | 1:00 p.m. ETLocation: Raymond James Stadium (65,618) | Tampa, Fla.TELEVISION: FOXThom Brennaman (play-by-play)Chris Spielman (color)Shannon Spake (sidelines)(via 506sports)RADIO: Redskins Radio Network Larry Michael (play-by-play) Chris Cooley (analysis) Rick “Doc” Walker (sidelines)Live Streaming: NFL Sunday Ticket, NFL.com Game Pass, fuboTV, Yahoo Sports app (local market)Odds: Buccaneers -3, Over/Under 51Series history, news and notesPrediction: Buccaneers 27 - Redskins 20Enemy Blog: Bucs Nation

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