Edge rushers: Terrell Suggs, Elvis Dumervil, Matt Judon, Za’Darius Smith
We can’t talk about the Baltimore Ravens best edge rushers of the 2010s without mentioning the 2011 NFL Defensive Player of the Year Terrell Suggs. Suggs aged like a fine wine in Baltimore and seemed to be just as good the next year as he was the previous year. Suggs recorded 75 of his 132.5 sacks with the Ravens in the 2010s alone. “T-Sizzle” was absolutely dominant during his tenure in Baltimore and is a future Hall of Famer.
When Elvis Dumervil hit Free Agency due to a fax machine error, the Baltimore Ravens wasted no time at all scooping him up. It turned out to be one of the best moves in the franchise’s history, as “Doom” matched up with the aforementioned Suggs to give the Ravens arguably the best pass-rushing duo in all of football. Dumervil recorded a franchise-record 17 sacks in 2014 and combined for 29 total sacks with Suggs to lead the league in sacks by a duo that same year.
Matt Judon is still a Baltimore Raven and he’s still out-playing his fifth-round draft status. Judon has record 28.5 sacks over the first four seasons of his career and earned his first Pro Bowl selection in 2019 after accumulating a career-best 9.5 sacks. The man whose body is “built by Taco Bell” got slapped with the franchise tag during the 2020 offseason and the Ravens will perhaps be looking to keep him around for the long-term.
Za’Darius Smith edges out Pernell McPhee and Paul Kruger for our final spot. Smith had a terrific rookie campaign in 2015 before going quiet over the next two years. Smith had a career-year in 2018 with a then-career-high 8.5 sacks. Smith wound up leaving for Green Bay during the 2019 offseason.