The NFL’s best edge rushers, No. 7: Pernell McPhee
When McPhee bolted the linebacker-friendly confines of Baltimore for the Bears last year in free agency, he moved out of the shadow of Ravens teammates Terrell Suggs and Elvis Dumervil. After a tremendous all-around season at outside linebacker in Chicago, McPhee should no longer be a secret. Between snuffing out the run (his forte) and chasing down quarterbacks (PFF had McPhee as the game’s best pass rusher on a per-snap basis with 45 total pressures in 205 snaps), McPhee has a strong case as last year’s best free-agent signing.