Ravens Named Fit For Star Young Pass Rusher In Free Agency

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The Baltimore Ravens finished No. 1 in the NFL in sacks this past season, but they may end up needing a replacement for Jadeveon Clowney, who may end up departing via free agency next month.

Brad Spielberger of Pro Football Focus likes San Francisco 49ers edge rusher Chase Young as the potential solution for the Ravens.

Young will be one of the more intriguing players on the free-agent market in a couple of weeks.

The 24-year-old is coming off of a 2023 campaign in which he split time with the Washington Commanders and the 49ers, registering 25 tackles and 7.5 sacks in 16 games.

He began the season with the Commanders but was then traded to San Francisco at the deadline. He did most of his damage in Washington, where he logged five sacks in seven contests.

Young, who played his collegiate football at Ohio State, was selected by Washington with the second overall pick of the 2020 NFL Draft.

He enjoyed an impressive rookie year, recording 44 tackles, 7.5 sacks, four forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries and a defensive touchdown en route to a Pro Bowl appearance.

Unfortunately, Young proceeded to tear his ACL nine games into his sophomore campaign.

Between 2021 and 2022, Young played in a grand total of 12 games and amassed a meager 1.5 sacks over that time period.

He appeared to be approaching bust status heading into 2023, especially after he had to miss the season opener due to a stinger. However, he rebounded and enjoyed a solid year, although his production definitely tailed off with the Niners.

Still, Young is obviously talented and certainly seems to have some untapped potential.

The Ravens would absolutely represent an interesting landing spot, although they don’t exactly have a ton of cap room.

Baltimore’s interest in Young will likely come down to his asking price, or at least what the market dictates he is worth.

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