EDGE RUSHERS
Niner Report|March 2021
EDGE RUSHERS

Shaquil Barrett, Buccaneers 6-2 • 250 pounds • 29 years old

Barrett didn’t come anywhere near his 19.5-sack season of 2019, but he still had a terrific 2020, with 8 sacks and 4 more in the playoffs. He’s not just an excellent pass rusher, but also plays the run well. Not to take anything away from his back-to-back strong seasons, but it can’t be ignored that Jason Pierre-Paul drew double teams on Barrett’s opposite side.

Yannick Ngakoue, Ravens 6-2 • 246 • 26

After forcing his way out of Jacksonville last summer, Ngakoue left a lot of money on the table, making much less with the Vikings and Ravens. It wasn’t a great business decision, and now he will look to break the bank, but it’s not a great year for that with a decreasing salary cap. The bottom line: He’s a good edge rusher (45.5 sacks), who is average against the run.

Trey Hendrickson, Saints 6-4 • 270 • 26

Hendrickson is coming off a breakout season with 13.5 sacks, after coming nowhere near that total his first three seasons. One has to wonder if it was an aberration. Having Cam Jordan on the other side helps, but Hendrickson deserves credit for how much he improved his technique.

Melvin Ingram, Chargers 6-2 • 247 • 31

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