3 Baltimore Ravens players who need to step up against the Browns
By Rory Jones
3. Matt Judon
Okay, perhaps this one is a little harsh. But by his own standards, Judon has bee quiet in recent weeks. The former 5th round pick out of Grand Valley State had a breakout season in 2017, which culminated in 61 total tackles and 8 sacks. The expectation was that the third year pass rusher would see an increase in production during his third year.
After a slow start to the season – with 1.5 sacks in his first 8 games – Judon’s production has since improved, with 5.5 sacks since week 9. But since his dominant 3 sack outing against the struggling Oakland Raiders, he has only managed 1 in his last 4 appearances.
The Ravens’ number one ranked defense has been nothing short of phenomenal this year, and a strong performance from Judon and the Ravens’ pass rush would be crucial this Sunday against Cleveland, who have won 5 of their last 6 games. With first overall pick Baker Mayfield at the helm, it certainly looks as though they have finally found their rhythm, and Mayfield’s Browns would salivate at the prospect of ending a divisional rival’s season on the road this Sunday.