Washington Football Team: Potential trade suitors for EDGE Ryan Kerrigan
The Ravens have already traded for one pass rushing talent in Yannick Ngakoue. Could they consider another one? Maybe, maybe not, but considering that they’re a legitimate contender and play in one of the toughest divisions in the AFC, it couldn’t hurt.
Between Ngakoue and Matthew Judon, the Ravens have a potentially elite pass-rushing tandem, but the depth behind them is a bit shaky. Pernell McPhee was once a good pass rusher, but as Washington fans know, he’s nothing more than a decent backup at this point in his career. And Tyus Bowser is solid, but Kerrigan would be an upgrade over him.
If the Ravens had Kerrigan in addition to Ngakoue and Judon, they would have a top-tier trio on the edge with Derek Wolfe, Brandon Williams, and Calais Campbell on the interior. They’d essentially go from having one good pass rusher last year (Judon) to having a handful of reliable defenders.
There are a couple of reasons why this might not work. First of all, Kerrigan may want a bigger role with any team that could trade for him. He may not have that in Baltimore, so that could make this a lateral move. And from Baltimore’s perspective, they just offloaded some assets to get Ngakoue after acquiring Campbell in the offseason. That may be enough for their pass-rushing unit.
Also, the Ravens may be more interested in adding a player on the offensive side of the ball. They just lost left tackle Ronnie Stanley, so they may target help along the offensive line or they could consider a veteran receiver as well to give Lamar Jackson another weapon to throw to.
Still, Kerrigan can’t be counted out of a potential move across the Beltway. He would fit in nicely with the Ravens and could help solidify the team’s defensive depth as they make a run at the AFC crown.