Word on the Street (PM): Kerrigan; 2nd round talk

Word on the Street (PM): Kerrigan; 2nd round talk
April 29, 2011, 1:26 pm
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Friday, April 29, 2011, 9:07 a.m.UPDATED -4:07 p.m.By Benjamin Standig
CSNwashington.comMore Kerrigan"The All-America defensive end might be a big steal at the No. 16 pick." (Sports Illustrated)Already the kid is proving to be PR saavy, talking up the importance of the Dallas games on ESPN 980 and the Redskins history over on 106.7 The Fan with references to Gibbs, Green and Grimm. Yes, we like this guy. (Washington Post)Kerrigan a "sure" thing. (Associated Press)Tweet of the day from Hampton University offensive line coach Jason Eck on the Redskins first rounder: "Ryan Kerrigan=Stud. Best DE I gave ever coached against. Freaky strength and natural power.....Snapped my LT's ACL."Second Round - Now what?The top-20 prospects available; Virginia Tech running back listed as the third best player. (Sporting News)Don Banks from Sports Illustrated has the Redskins selecting Nevada quarterback Colin Kaerpernick and Boise State wide receiver Titus Young in round two. Updating my second round for FFToolbox.com, sticking with Kaerpernick with the Redskins initial pick and slotting Florida State guardcenter Rodney Hudson at 49. Locals Williams, Torrey Smith (Maryland), Ras-I Dowling (Virginia) , Marvin Austin (BallouUNC) and Kenrick Ellis (Hampton) among the selected. NFL Draft reactThe Ravens thought they had a deal to move back into the first round and pick up an extra pick from the Bears. Instead all they received was an apology. (Baltimore Sun)Now that Jacksonville made the move to get Blaine Gabbert, do the Jaguars have a QB controversy on their hands? (CBSSports.com)Friday, April 29, 2011, 9:07 a.m.Redskins go defense over offense, substance over styleJason Reid spoke for many Redskins fans with his opening line to a column about the team taking a defender over off a passer: "Thank you, Mike Shanahan." (Washington Post)"Even more amazing, they took a player whose primary purpose isn't to sell jerseys." Yes they did, yes they did. (Washington Examiner)Not just about taking a pass rusher, but dealing down was the way to go. (Washington Times)The addition of the aggressive Kerrigan signals that "energy and attitude will mean as much as talent for new additions," to the Redskins locker room. (ESPN)Meet Ryan KerriganIs the Redskins 3-4 scheme the right fit for the driven Kerrigan's "pure speed, first-step burst to turn the corner"? If so, the former Purdue star has the "potential to dominate." (Yahoo)Clearly the meeting between the aggressive defender and theteam went well earlier this month, enough for the newest Redskin to channel his inner Sally Field when stating his take. "I knew they really liked me," Kerrigan said. (Washington Post)Mr. Cooley, I presume. (Sports Buzz)Capitals CornerThe Lightning's goalie may be an old man in the world of sports, but don't be sleeping on him. (Washington Post)The Southeast Division rivals know each other well. (Washington Times)Breakfast BuffetBlaine Gabbert did go with the 10th pick after all. (USA Today)Venus and Serena come to Washington. (Washington Post)D.C. United's back line making adjustments. (Washington Examiner)