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Ryan Kerrigan Drafted By Redskins, Players React Positively

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The Washington Redskins have selected Purdue defensive end/linebacker Ryan Kerrigan with the 16th pick in the 2011 NFL Draft. The Redskins had their eyes on many players, but ultimately, they chose Kerrigan hoping that he could team with Brian Orakpo to help their lagging pass rush.

The reaction to the pick among the pundits and fans was mixed, though there was a lot of relief that the team didn't reach to take a quarterback. But how did the Redskins players view the pick? Mostly positive, as you'd guess, but there were some humorous responses. Here they are, below the jump.

I love the pick. Kerrigan is a really good player with a very high motor.less than a minute ago via Plume   Favorite Retweet Reply

I guess they never saw him play. Took over some games single handed. RT @craigerson @P_Daniels93 People are (cont) than a minute ago via Plume   Favorite Retweet Reply

Congrats to @ryankerrigan94 , welcome to #RedskinsNation & the best fans in the #NFL Get ready to go to work!less than a minute ago via Plume   Favorite Retweet Reply

Tell me what yall think Redskin Nation? Congrats to @RyanKerrigan94 see u soon HTTR!less than a minute ago via Twitter for Android Favorite Retweet Reply


But this was my personal favorite.

Don't know much about Ryan Kerrigan,seems talented with high motor & relentless effort. Can't wait 4 him 2 buy me breakfast sandwiches!less than a minute ago via HTC Peep Favorite Retweet Reply


Welcome to the NFL, kid.

(Kerrigan, by the way, is also on Twitter at @RyanKerrigan34).