4. Ravens target: Jeremiah Attaochu
Jeremiah Attaochu has bounced around the NFL quite a bit over the last few years. Since leaving the Chargers in 2017, he’s had stints with the San Francisco 49ers, New York Jets, Kansas City Chiefs, Denver Broncos, and most recently the Chicago Bears.
He’s had some productive seasons too, most notably with the Broncos where he recorded 8.5 sacks in 25 games over two years. His most recent stint with the Bears, however, didn’t go according to plan.
Attaochu played in just five games before suffering a torn pectoral muscle that ended his 2021 season prematurely. He was released the following June.
Now recovered, Attaochu is looking to sign on with a team ahead of the 2022 season, and a depth-starved Ravens team makes a lot of sense as a potential landing spot.
3. Ravens target: Alex Okafor
Another veteran who has enjoyed success as a rotational edge rusher is Alex Okafor. The 31-year-old spent the last three seasons with the Kansas City Chiefs where he helped his former team win a Super Bowl after recording five sacks in 10 games that season.
Okafor took on more of a backseat role in 2020 and 2021 but still managed to play 40 percent of his team’s defensive snaps. Even at age 31, he’s still got something left in the tank.
His 62.3 Pro Football Focus grade ranked 68th out of 109 qualified edge defenders last season and was his highest single-season grade since 2018.
Okafor falls into a similar category as Attaochu — a well-traveled veteran pass rusher who could provide crucial depth and experience. That’s just what the Ravens need.