Purdue defensive end Ryan Kerrigan is scheduled to conduct a private workout next week with the Baltimore Ravens. The Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year is set to have dinner and meet with outside linebackers coach Ted Monachino.
Kerrigan has previously had a meeting with the Jacksonville Jaguars and later this month, he’s set to visit the Buffalo Bills.
Kerrigan has been cross-training at defensive end and outside linebacker with NFL teams displaying interest in him at both positions. At his campus Pro Day workout Friday, Kerrigan did positional drills and stood on his workout numbers from the NFL scouting combine.
"I did both and it went pretty well overall," Kerrigan told Ravens24x7.com during a telephone interview.
"I’ve really been trying to improve at linebacker stuff and fine-tune the defensive line stuff. The more you can do, the more valuable you are.
"It went really well. We had a good turnout number of scouts there. Everyone ran really well. I wanted to take part because it was another opportunity to improve myself."
The Boilermaker had a dinner meeting Thursday night with Jacksonville Jaguars defensive line coach Joe Cullen, who ran the positional drills Friday at Purdue.
"Coach Cullen was great," Kerrigan said. "He directed me through my defensive line drills. He’s a really good guy and a really bright football mind. He’s a really good coach. I can tell that from the short amount of time I’ve been around him."
Kerrigan has drawn some comparisons to Jaguars defensive end Aaron Kampman because of his intense approach to football.
"I’ve gotten that a number of times," Kerrigan said. "It’s really quite an honor, a tremendous honor. A huge part of playing football, mainly the defensive line, is being relentless."
Kerrigan was a three-year starter for the Boilermakers, a team captain and an academic All-American selection.
Kerrigan recorded 70 tackles, 26 tackles for losses, 12 1/2 sacks and five forced fumbles.