He hasn't even played a game in Ravens purple yet, but Yannick Ngakoue is already quite familiar with terrorizing quarterbacks at his new home.
The fifth-year pass rusher has faced the Ravens twice in his career, but neither game was in Baltimore. You have to go back to his college days, when Ngakoue was still suiting up for the Maryland Terrapins.
In Ngakoue's final season in College Park, the Terps took on their rival Penn State in a huge game at M&T Bank Stadium. Maryland would end up losing 31-30, but it wasn't for a lack of effort from their defensive star.
Ngakoue actually recorded two sacks against the Nittany Lions, in addition to two tackles for loss. It was part of a huge junior season in which he recorded 13.0 sacks and 14.5 tackles for loss, earning himself a third-round draft selection in the 2016 draft.
It's a good thing the Ravens managed to add a former Terrapin, as former Maryland and Ravens wide receiver points out the Ravens have never won a Super Bowl without a local college star on their roster.
According to those who know him, Ngakoue has long wanted to come back to Maryland for his professional career. He's finally at home in Baltimore, and now he's going to be asked to bring down opposing quarterbacks for his hometown team.
Thankfully for the Ravens, he's already proven he can do it in his new home stadium.