9. Edge Matthew Judon
Only so low on this list because there is a high probability that the Baltimore Ravens retain him, Matthew Judon could represent the single best edge option or the NY Giants. Yet again, we have another player coming off of his rookie deal that played their best football in 2019.
Judon has gotten better every year since his freshman year at Grand Valley State and has accumulated at least 7 sacks in each of his past three seasons. A model of availability, Judon has played in 16 games three straight years and only missed two games in his NFL career.
Also once again, this is likely a player that Big Blue will have to ‘overpay’ for if they want to sign him. It’s entirely possible that the Ravens – even though they aren’t in the best salary cap position – will franchise the fourth-year pro while looking to prolong paying him a big-time deal.
If he hits the open market, the NY Giants could do a lot worse than Judon. An athletic freak, Judon is another one of those players that has his best football left in front of him. Za’Darius Smith should help to quell all of the ‘Ravens scheme dependent’ arguments as Smith went on to have a fantastic first season in Green Bay after being in a similar situation as Judon.
The Ravens will feel it if Judon isn’t retained, but Big Blue could surely come in with a big offer and sway him should he hit the open market.
Chance it happens: Low
What it could cost: 4 years/$60M