Las Vegas Raiders: 10 free agents that could help the pass rush
DE/OLB Melvin Ingram III
We start off the list with a player that Las Vegas Raiders fans should be very familiar with, as he has terrorized our quarterbacks for nine years as a member of the San Diego/Los Angeles Chargers. Ingram was drafted 18th overall by the Chargers in 2012 and has been one of the more productive pass rushers in the league during that span.
The former South Carolina Gamecock has switched between outside linebacker and defensive end during his career but had his best sack totals as a LOLB in the Chargers scheme. Ingram had five seasons in a row with at least seven sacks, including two with 10.5 in 2015 and 2017.
The veteran end had some injury troubles this season and only featured in seven games for the Chargers in 2020, but was still semi-productive in limited opportunities. He was unable to record a sack in those seven games but had ten tackles, and even recorded an interception in Week 7 against the New York Jets.
Ingram is at the tail end of his prime at 31 but still has the ability to be a disruptive force and could be intrigued at the prospect of playing for his former defensive coordinator Gus Bradley. His injury and age could make him a cheaper option than some of the other names on the list, and there is no doubt he can produce in Bradley’s scheme, having recorded 24.5 sacks in the full seasons he spent under his tutelage.