Were any of those guys you listed coming off an ACL the year prior? Context matters. Looking at sack totals doesn’t tell you that. So last year as a junior (effectively his sophomore season in reality) he was coming off a ligament tear. I know we’d like to think this is like Madden in that after sitting out the specified time for injury you come back 100% but it’s not like that in reality. His numbers show he was coming on really strong the second half of the season with something like 4.5 sacks and 9.5 TFL against major competition.