Raiders News: NFL.com selects Yannick Ngakoue for its top 10 free agent signings

Yannick Ngakoue became a nomad after leaving Jacksonville through trade. Quick stops with the Minnesota Vikings and Baltimore Ravens dropped in value when he hit the free agent market.

The Las Vegas Raiders have reached an agreement to bring Ngakoue into the fold. The former Maryland Terrapin signed with the Raiders early in free agency to pair up with Maxx Crosby.

Ngakoue took full advantage of the opportunity to deliver his best season since 2017. According to PFF, the former Jacksonville Jaguar had 63 pressures on the season, ranking 15th among top rushers.

The production featured more than 18 games, which is why Bucky Brooks from NFL Network placed him fifth among the top ten free agent signings.

The former Pro Bowler’s reunion with his former head coach (Gus Bradley) sparked a renaissance for the sixth-year pro. Ngakoue notched double-digit sacks (10.0) for the first time since 2017 and helped the Raiders frontline become a more disruptive unit. With the veteran joining Maxx Crosby to create a formidable tandem on the edges, the Raiders are well positioned to continue to wreak havoc on opponents on passes, even with Bradley heading to Indianapolis in 2022.

Ngakoue’s continued pressure on the quarterback was beautiful to watch. It was a significant development in the team’s second double-digit winning season since 2002. Raider Nation are expecting a repeat performance from the young Nigerian.

In other Raiders links

Raiders’ Derek Carr and Maxx Crosby exchange trash talk about dunk contest: Carr and Crosby trading trash online after Tim Brown’s dunk contest hit Twitter.

Marcus Mariota named underrated free agent: Marcus Mariota is one of PFF’s underrated free agents for the 2022 offseason.

The best sounds of the season: the Raiders at home website has the best sounds of the 2021 season.

Comments are closed.