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Chandler Jones, Cardinals (32): Pro Bowl voting is stupid, Exhibit A: Jones has only been selected to four Pro Bowls in 10 seasons, even though he’s eclipsed 10 sacks seven times and ranks second among active players with 107.5 sacks in career and first with 33 forced fumbles. Orr’s huge free agent preview: “While teams were able to take advantage of a depressed market last year to grab elite pass runners at bargain prices, Jones will provide a Fascinating litmus test for number of teams ready As one GM put it: He’s older, but he’s in the top flight, and there’s an exceptional draft class ahead. On the one hand, this could constitute the purchase value of the offseason. On the other hand, Jones is smart enough to know his worth and could cost a pretty penny if winning clubs aren’t interested in developing an advantage from scratch.

Von Miller, Rams (32): Miller, who turns 33 on March 26, had 9.5 sacks last season — 4.5 in seven games with Denver to start the season and 5.0 in eight games after being acquired by the Rams for draft picks. second and third rounds in the next repechage. In four playoff games, he recorded four sacks, six tackles for a loss and a forced fumble. He is No. 1 among active players with 115.5 sacks. Is Miller really available, given all the clues he’s dropped about returning to Denver?

Haason Reddick, Panthers (27): The 13th pick in 2017 recorded 12.5 sacks and six forced fumbles in 2020 and 11 sacks and two forced fumbles in 2021. Nonetheless, out of 74 edge defensemen with at least 250 passing-rushing snaps, he only ranked only 49th in PFF win rate. . He is an underrated defender of the race. Wrote Orr in’s free agent preview: “Reddick is an interesting test case for where the market is headed. He fits in well with the blitz-happy Panthers, who have tried to create exotic looks and manufactured pressure to make up for their lack of secondary.But where does he fit in an NFL that increasingly tries to hang back and accentuate coverage?Quarterbacks are getting better at handling the blitzes every waking second.Can Reddick, who ended his percentage-allowed career in the mid-70s, but the drop speed in dark areas and passing lanes justifies big bucks as an agent of back-to-back mayhem. plan? SIGNATURE: PHILADELPHIA EAGLES.

Za’Darius Smith, Packers (29): Green Bay released Smith on Monday.

Emmanuel Ogbah, Dolphins (28): Ogbah has truly become an underrated pass thrower. In 2020, he set a career high with nine tackles and 21 quarterback hits. In 2021, he had nine sacks and 24 quarterback hits. He ranked 41st out of 74 leading defensemen in PFF’s pass. Ogbah has played in all 33 games over the past two seasons. He spent all six seasons with a 4-3 record. RE-SIGNATURE: MIAMI DOLPHINS.

Jadeveon Clowney, Browns (29): Clowney, a three-time Pro Bowler, has made money this season. After recording three sacks in 11 games for Seattle in 2019 and zero sacks in eight games for Tennessee in 2020, he bounced back with nine sacks in 2021 for Cleveland . 28th out of 74 peak defenders in PFF win rate Pass-Rush More than just a pass-rusher, he will establish a physical advantage.

Derek Barnett, Eagles (25): A first-round pick in 2017, Barnett has 21.5 sacks and 36 tackles for losses in five seasons. He managed just two sacks in 16 games in 2021. He spent all five seasons as a 4-3 defensive end. He ranked 43rd out of 74 point defensemen in PFF win rate. As Orr noted, Barnett played alongside leading defensive tackle Fletcher Cox and “never came to dominate, despite an NFC East has poor offensive line play, which has also proven to be a quarterback black hole, but he is one of the best defensemen in the league.

Uchenna Nwosu, Chargers (25): A second-round pick in 2018, Nwosu got his first chance to start last season and responded with career highs of five sacks, 17 quarterback hits and eight tackles for losses. There’s no point now that the Chargers traded for Khalil Mack. If the Packers had the money, he’d be exactly what they’re looking for in terms of an edge rusher who’s comfortable in coverage.

Randy Gregory, Cowboys (29): The greatest ability is availability, a wise man (Mike McCarthy) liked to say. And therein lies the problem with Gregory. His greatest ability is to rush the setter. His greatest responsibility is to be unavailable. A 2015 second-round pick by Dallas, he started just one game in his first six years as a professional. In 2021, he appeared in 12 games with 11 starts and tied his career high with six sacks and set a career high with 17 quarterback hits. He ranked 20th on 74 board. 16 games in 2019 and the first six games in 2020. In 2021 he continued IR with a calf injury and then knee surgery in the offseason How much money will a team be willing to spend on sacks or the flush ?

Gary Gramling wrote in’s free agent preview, “He’s a prototypical vanguard coming to market at a time when everyone is blitzing less and betting on the four-man dominance Gregory could be this year’s Trey Hendrickson However, several suspensions during his career, problems as a running defender and the fact that he has never played more than 457 snaps in one season means he represents a huge risk for a multi-year contract.”

Jerry Hughes, Bills (33): For one thing, Hughes had seven sacks in 2018, 4.5 sacks in 2019 and 2020, and two sacks in 2021. His seven quarterback hits and a tackle for a loss were his lowest ratings in a decade. of a game in the last 10 seasons and he ranked 10th in PFF win rate among 74 edge runners with at least 250 pass snaps He played in 4-3 and 3- 4.


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