Ryan Kerrigan is closing in on the Washington Redskins all-time sack record. An accomplishment that is the result of his superior ability:

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Author: Jon Kuzma

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When you talk about players that are flying under the radar Ryan Kerrigan has to be near the top of the list. The Washington Redskins outside linebacker doesnā€™t get a ton of media attention and that could actually be hurting his reputation as a player. However thereā€™s no denying the impact he makes on game day.

With 84.5 career sacks Kerrigan is quickly approaching Dexter Manley (91 sacks) for Washingtonā€™s team record. Obviously thatā€™s a tremendous achievement because it means Kerrigan is the greatest pass rusher to ever put on a Redskins uniform. We saw how talented this guy was when he destroyed his opponents as a member of the Purdue Boilermakers. The way Kerrigan dominated in college it was clear that his level of play was a league above everybody else and that didnā€™t change when he was selected 16th overall in the 2011 NFL Draft. How many times have we seen Ryan Kerrigan fire off the left edge and strip-sack an opposing quarterback? That seems to be the staple of his game and those forced fumbles have helped tilt the odds in Washingtonā€™s favor. Has this team had a lot of success recently? Absolutely not but they would be atrocious without number 91 out there. The other thing about Kerrigan that must be highlighted is his non-stop motor. Conditioning is critical in football because you can burnout quickly with all of that equipment on. Kerrigan is still going full-throttle once the fourth quarter rolls around and you have to applaud his tenacity. People also donā€™t realize that Kerrigan has been more productive than Clay Matthews stats-wise. So itā€™s time we stop overlooking the low-key defender and give him the respect he deserves.

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Ryan Kerrigan is quickly closing in on the Redskins’ team sack record.

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