1. Ifeadi Odenigbo – DE
Snaps with pressure since 2018 = 4.89 percent
If you’re reading this, that means you have not thrown your phone onto the floor in disgust. You should be commended for that.
Admittedly, Ifeadi Odenigbo has a smaller sample-size than Danielle Hunter and Everson Griffen. But to have excluded him from the list solely because it wrecked a narrative would be ruthless, irresponsible, and biased.
When Odenigbo got his chance in 2019, he made the most of it. It is undeniable. It’s why he tops this list. His raw numbers suggest he seized the moment, so to speak. So much so that he topped all Vikings players in pressures per snap since 2018. Odenigbo tallied 18 pressures in just defensive 368 snaps.
Odenigbo will likely have the opportunity to be one of the starting defensive ends for Minnesota in 2020. If past performance is indicative of future production, he will have ample time to prove that 2019 was not abnormal for him.