NFL Power Rankings for all 32 starting EDGE duos in 2022

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28. Atlanta Falcons: Lorenzo Carter, Ade Ogundeji/Arnold Ebiketie

At this point, the Atlanta Falcons’ edge duo has yet to officially present itself. Fortunately for them, in that case, they get the benefit of being one of the only “trios” considered in this post.

Lorenzo Carter, to me, is a fascinating player to give a shot at starting an entire season. From the sounds of things, he’s the top edge in Atlanta and coming off of a career-high five-sack season, I can’t wait to see what he can do with more than 600-700 snaps.

Ade Ogundeji was a player many liked in last year’s draft process and it sounds like he’s had a great offseason, along with the speedy rookie Arnold Ebiketie off the edge.

The Falcons’ roster isn’t great as a whole but there are some intriguing pieces on both sides of the ball, and the edge group for them this year could be fun to watch develop.

27. New England Patriots: Matt Judon, Deatrich Wise Jr.

While the Falcons get a somewhat surprisingly high ranking despite their inexperience, the New England Patriots get maybe a surprisingly low ranking despite their plethora of experience.

Matt Judon deserves praise as one of the better and probably more underrated edge players in the NFL. His fit in Bill Belichick’s defense is tremendous and he played great last season with 12.5 sacks and 25 QB hits.

Deatrich Wise had just 3.0 sacks and nine QB hits last season for the Patriots and even if you include Josh Uche in this equation, the Patriots still don’t really have a great “duo” off the edge ahead of the 2022 season.

What you see is what you get. Judon is productive but not overly spectacular or dynamic, and New England’s defense just always plays well as a unit.