7 differences between Yannick Ngakoue and Everson Griffen

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Recently, Ngakoue has generated more pressure upfront

First off, none of the information dispensed in this examination is an affront to Everson Griffen. He was a Vikings cornerstone for a decade and he righteously deserves the praise of the team’s fans.

Yet, as of late, Yannick Ngakoue has caused more havoc upfront than Griffen. In the last two seasons, Ngakoue has tallied 78 pressures to Griffen’s 54. Both marks are admirable, without question.

It should also be noted that Griffen missed five games in 2018 due to a mental health matter. Ngakoue has only missed one game in the last two years and that occurred early in the 2019 campaign when he missed a Week 2 matchup against the Houston Texans with a hamstring injury.

Per game, the nod in pressures still goes to Ngakoue. Since 2018, Griffen has created 2.07 pressures per contest, and Ngakoue bested this average with a 2.51 pressures-per-game mark. In layman’s terms, Ngakoue has forced about 21 percent more pressure per matchup than Griffen during the last two seasons.