Dallas Cowboys linebacking corps: From paupers to princes?
By Tyrone Starr
Washington Redskins (silver medal)
Preston Smith, Mason Foster, Zach Brown, Ryan Kerrigan, Pernell McPhee, Zach Vigil, Martrell Spaight, Ryan Anderson
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This was extremely close for me. Washington has quite an impressive linebacking corps with the ability to rush the passer and stop the run.
Kerrigan may be the most underrated defensive player in football. Not exactly the first guy you think of when discussing sacks, he has 71.5 in seven years.
Since 2014, he has just one year without double-digits and that season he put up 9.5. The dude flat gets after your quarterback.
Opposite of Kerrigan is Smith who has two years with eight sacks in just three seasons. In between the two are run stoppers Foster and Brown.
Had it not been for an injury to Foster, both would have put up back-to-back seasons over 100 tackles each.
The unit is flush with production and almost earned gold if not for one reason…