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3 Most Likely Yannick Ngakoue Free Agent Destinations

Max Staley
Yannick Ngakoue should be one of the top free agent pass-rushers this offseason.
Yannick Ngakoue should be one of the top free agent pass-rushers this offseason. / Will Newton/Getty Images

Yannick Ngakoue is one of the best young pass-rushers in the NFL. Still just 25 years old, he's already played five seasons at the NFL level, racking up at least 8.0 sacks each year. He's also forced at least 4 fumbles in four of those five seasons.

Set to hit unrestricted free agency this offseason, here are three of the most likely destinations for the Baltimore Ravens' pass-rusher.

3. Cleveland Browns

The Cleveland Browns are projected to have the seventh-most cap space in 2021, and their defense clearly needs some help. Cleveland was a bottom-12 scoring defense and finished as a bottom-eight defense by DVOA. Adding Ngakoue wouldn't instantly solve all of that, but lining him up opposite of Myles Garrett would give the Browns one of the best pass-rushing duos in the league. That's a good way to cover up for some other deficiencies on that side of the ball.

2. Indianapolis Colts

The Indianapolis Colts had one of the best defenses in the league last year, but they did so despite having a lackluster pass-rushing unit. Indianapolis finished No. 16 in the NFL with a pressure rate of 22.9%. Adding a premier pass-rusher like Ngakoue could give this pass rush a huge shot in the arm and help take this defense over the top. Plus, the Colts are projected to have the second-most cap space in the league, so they should be able to make a splash or two in free agency.

1. Miami Dolphins

Similarly, the Miami Dolphins were one of the best defenses in the league last year. And their pass-rushing unit was actually pretty effective, finishing top 10 in sack rate (7.0%), QB hits (99) and sacks (41). But they did so without having a big-ticket pass-rusher like Ngakoue, getting contributions from journeymen like Emmanuel Ogbah (9.0 sacks). Signing a true sack artist like Ngakoue could give Miami one of the most complete defenses in football.

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