It hasn't gone unnoticed despite Kruger's desire to fly under the radar.
With Adams sidelined with an injury, Kelvin Beachum will start his first game at offensive tackle for Pittsburgh on Sunday and will undoubtedly receive some assistance when matched up with Kruger.
"He's a talented rusher," Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said of Kruger during a conference call. "He has great skill, stop-and-start ability. He has a nice wiggle. He's also capable of running down the center of people. He's putting together a couple of nice rush combinations."
That skill set may pay dividends for Kruger, either in Baltimore or another NFL city as a free agent.
Kruger's in the final year of a $2.847 million rookie contract, and would prefer to stay in Baltimore.
“Absolutely, I love this team, I love my teammates,” Kruger said. “There’s nothing I want more than to remain a Raven, but I haven’t really thought about it. Everything is great here, the way they treat us, the fans, it’s an awesome place to play. I would love to be here.”
Pollard is convinced that a major payday awaits Kruger.
Pass rushers are a valuable commodity.
"Paul's setting himself up for the future," Pollard said. "I think he has a good shot at breaking the bank because this league, this team, we want pass rushers. We want guys who can rush the quarterback and Paul is a heck of a guy to do that."