Matt Judon, Baltimore Ravens
Judon is such an interesting player because he is at the end of his first contract but he is also going to be 28 by the end of the 2020 season. If that is the case, then what are the Baltimore Ravens going to do with him?
Can they really afford to give him a long term deal knowing that they are going to have to pony up some money for some of those offensive linemen and Marlon Humphrey? On top of that, I would bet that Lamar Jackson is asking for some more money after his third season (2020) because I believe that is the soonest you can start to renegotiate a rookie deal.
So this may be the rare exception where an EDGE in his prime with no ill will towards his organization, is going to be available for reasonable trade compensation.
What he does best
I think that the best way to describe how Judon wins, is to compare him to former Tennessee Titans EDGE Brian Orakpo.
Both Judon and Orakpo have the power and controlled burst to beat an offensive tackle upfield and once he has done that, he can choose which way he wants to beat the blocker.
With a nice burst in his back pocket, Judon showed the ability to hit turbo and chase down players like Deshaun Watson and Josh Allen from behind, despite how difficult they are to tackle on the move.
Final thoughts on his chances with the Titans: If the Ravens are willing to give up Judon, the Titans should be in on any bidding that goes on. Baltimore seems to have prepared for this possibility by loading up on defensive linemen this offseason as well as adding EDGEs like Jihad Ward and Jaylon Ferguson last season.
I don’t know what sort of deal you could give him at that age, but giving him a front loaded deal that really hits in 2021 when the cap rises would be an interesting idea that suits all parties.