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SB Nation New York 2011 NFL Mock Draft: With 20th Pick, Buccaneers Select ...

Ryan Kerrigan, DE, Purdue.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers finished 30th in the league with just 26 quarterback sacks in 2010. Most draft analysts believe the Buccaneers will address that need in the first round of the 2011 NFL Draft by grabbing a pass-rusher. Several of the top defensive ends are already off the board in our mock draft, but a few do remain. Most notable are Kerrigan and Adrian Clayborn of Iowa, players who both seem like fits on the edge in Tampa Bay's 4-3.

Kerrigan seems to rate slightly higher, and seems to be the choice here for Tampa Bay by many of the highly-respected draft analysts. I will go with that, giving the Bucs a solid player on the edge of their defense. Draft Countdown had this to say about Kerrigan:

Might never be an "elite" sack artist along the lines of Julius Peppers but will be a very good player for a long time -- Profiles as a Chris Long-type of presence at the next level.