1. Matthew Judon EDGE, Baltimore
Each year Matt Judon has been in the NFL, he has gotten better which is a huge deal when you look at players you might have to pay a lot of money to in free agency.
While I don’t know if Judon is going to be a stud vs the run like Calais Campbell would be for the Titans, he has never been a part time player and has stood up well enough against the run in the past.
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With the league continuing to shift more and more to pass heavy offenses, having two EDGE who can combine for 20 sacks per season is a big deal.
There are two big reasons why I think Judon is the most likely Pro Bowler to be added to the Titans next year.
First of all, Judon has a background that Mike Vrabel and Jon Robinson are going to respect. A Day 3 pick in the 2016 NFL Draft who has worked his way up from a special teams player to a high value free agent.
Secondly, I am terrified that the Titans are going to promote an unproven position coach to defensive coordinator to maintain continuity, despite the fact that the concepts of the defense were conservative at best for the last 12 games of the season and post season combined.
If that happens, then the Titans need to find guys that can get to the quarterback in spite of passive play calling that basically kills the Titans chances of convincing wins.
Along with a few other free agents this year, I think Judon is going to have that ability AND the pedigree that makes the Titans comfortable with hiring an “outsider” (meaning someone that no one on the staff has ever directly coached) which is rare for them.