Redskins pass rush ranked 18th in the NFL by Pro Football Focus
Pro Football Focus has ranked all 32 teams’ pass rush ahead of the upcoming season. The Washington Redskins were ranked 18th overall by PFF. The website acknowledged that the Redskins have three first rounders ready to step up, but pointed out that no one on the teams front was rated above a 71 last year. The team was ranked sixth at this time last year.
The Redskins are counting on Montez Sweat to provide a formidable counterpart to Mr. Everyday, Ryan Kerrigan. He certainly has the potential to be a star and the Redskins had no problems taking him with the 26th pick in the 2019 draft. While losing Preston Smith will certainly hurt, the Redskins like what they see in others, including Cassanova McKinzy and Ryan Anderson, but it remains to be seen whether or not they will be major contributors.
Fans know that the strength of the defensive unit is the interior line made up of Jonathan Allen, Daron Payne and Matt Ioannidis. The five up front for the Redskins could send fear into the hearts of opposing quarterbacks.
Overall, I think the ranking is a bit low. Having Sweat on the other side of him may allow Kerrigan to have a career year.