Redskins rookie Preston Smith is eager to build on strong first impression

Washington hopes the rookie outside linebacker can fill the void created when Brian Orakpo left, and team with Ryan Kerrigan to make a dynamic pass-rushing tandem.

Differences between the zone and power running schemes

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Ryan Kerrigan voted as 78th-best player in the NFL

Kerrigan is coming off of a career year in which he recorded a team-high 13 1/2 sacks, seventh most in the NFL.

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