By Peter Brennan
Memo to the Eagles:
Make no mistake about it, the Jags Yannick Ngakoue is one of the most talented pass rushers who could potentially become available.
Jacksonville franchise-tagged him and he wants a trade.
However, as talented a pass rusher as Ngakoue may be, he’s not a consistent all-around talent, as he often struggles against the run.
That should be enough to drive his price down, but it won’t given the way offenses and quarterbacks dominate today’s league.
As a result, Ngakoue, who may be franchise tagged, could cash in well above where the market should be set for a one-dimensional pass rusher, which is a trend that is likely to continue for several years.
The NFL will adapt, and an emphasis on run-stopping pass rushers will return, but for now, it’s the perfect storm and Ngakoue will benefit greatly from that.