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Outside linebacker Ryan Kerrigan has been awesome since being drafted 16th overall in 2011. But entering his fourth season in the NFL and on the verge of a large payday, expect big things in 2014.
What could help Kerrigan most this season is the (hopeful) upgrade at inside linebacker, which would decrease Kerrigan's role in pass coverage and instead allow him to get after the passer.
In a year where defensive coordinator Jim Haslett will look to be more aggressive, Kerrigan will play a significant role on the Redskins defense this season—and 24.5 sacks in his first three seasons is a strong building block.