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Posts tagged with "Edge rushers"

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

t’s Training Camp Week!!! With camp officially starting this Saturday, July 29th, let’s take a look at how things are shaping up with the EDGE rushers.

EDGE RUSHERS

Returning: Brian OrakpoDerrick MorganKevin DoddAaron WallaceKourtnei Brown

Departures: David Bass (signed with Seahawks)

Additions: Josh Carraway (Draft), Victor Ochi (FA)

Similar to the defensive line, the Titans return 89.5% of their snaps among edge rushers from 2016 led by the starting tandem of Orakpo and Morgan. Orakpo led the Titans with 10.5 sacks on the season, closely followed by Morgan with 9. There are several advanced stats that point to Orakpo and Morgan being even better than their sack numbers suggest though. I posted about NFL’s NextGen Stats series finding that Orakpo and Morgan were 2nd and 4th, respectively, in the NFL when they measured distance from the quarterback at time of throw for all of 2016. PFF was a big fan of Morgan and Orakpo’s work as well when they started releasing their advanced stats.

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As the NFL Scouting Combine approaches, NFL Network analyst Mike Mayock shared his thoughts on Monday about the talent that will be available this spring.

As expected, he reinforced the general consensus that the crop of defensive backs and edge rushers is especially strong.

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