5 free agent edge rushers Baltimore Ravens must sign before training camp

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Jadeveon Clowney, Baltimore Ravens
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3. The Baltimore Ravens could get creative with Jadeveon Clowney

After spending the past two seasons with the Cleveland Browns, it appears that his tenure with that team ended on a sour note. A great way to stick it to them would be to sign with their rivals and takedown Deshaun Watson twice a year.

Clowney may be an even better fit for the Ravens than Kyle Van Noy. That is because he would be much more similar to Tyus Bowser in the role, but he could also complement or play across from Bowser.

Clowney is a train downhill, and some of his best work is standing up right over the center or guard and rushing at the quarterback in a straight run. It is reminiscent of the Baltimore Ravens' usage with Za'Darius Smith for years. Clowney will be 31 years old this year, and he went from 677 snaps in 2021 to 494 last year, so the signing will not have that type of impact, but he would fit perfectly. He also brings immediate run defense as well.

This is the right splash to put the unit over the top, and could hit at the right time.