For those of you who were thinking of converting the boilermakers "Most Valuable Player" on defense you might want to look at a different guy for the Giants system. Yes, Kerrigan will be a 4-3 player in the NFL, but mostly likely at defensive end. After watching him at the college All-Star Skills competition I found him very stiff in the hips. His footwork is good enough for a defensive end; however, not the Patrick Willis, Brian Urlacher, Brian Cushing, type of lateral movement the Giants so sorely need.
The first unanimous All-American at Purdue since 1980 will play in the NFL and mostly likely will be a top 20 pick in the 1st round, but he is not what the Giants need. Kerrigan will not be a good linebacker, especially if he is asked to cover tight ends; however, with his hand on the ground and 20 lbs of muscle, the NFL will be happy and Kerrigan will be a force to reckoned with.