Denver Broncos: Ranking the top 8 pass rushers in the AFC West
7. Bruce Irvin, Oakland Raiders
2017 stats: 16 games, 58 total tackles, 8 sacks, 4 forced fumbles
2017 was a very productive year for Bruce Irvin.
Since joining the Raiders, he hasn’t been able to produce the type of numbers many thought he would when he came over from the Seattle Seahawks, but he’s been playing somewhat out of position and not rushing the passer as often as he should.
Irvin has been vocal about his frustrations with dropping into coverage, and rightfully so.
He’s got a whopping 10 forced fumbles over the past two seasons, a signature stat and something that could propel him even higher on this list next year if he keeps it up.
Irvin has to prove he’s an every-down edge guy in 2018 and he can really solidify himself as a great free agent signing.
In his first two seasons with the Raiders, he has 15 sacks. He also had 25 hurries in 2017.