So then what’s a fair deal?
Matt Judon has been productive in his four NFL seasons, recording 28.5 sacks over that span. Judon has also been a vocal leader for the Baltimore Ravens defense and one of the unit’s most reliable and consistent players. All of this means a lot to his value on the open market.
Based off of last year’s trades, it seems fair for the Ravens to ask for a minimum of a second-round 2020 NFL Draft selection for Judon’s services. Judon is a better player than Dee Ford is and that’s what the Kansas City Chiefs determined Ford’s value to be.
A third-round pick would be acceptable if it were either packaged with other picks or involved multiple players like the Jadeveon Clowney trade. Teams in need of pass-rushing help like the Arizona Cardinals, New York Giants and Detroit Lions have picks higher up in the third round of the 2020 NFL Draft, making the value of their picks equal to a second-round pick of teams picking late in round-two like the Buffalo Bills or the Philadelphia Eagles.
With that being said, I believe a fair trade for Matt Judon would involve a late-second round selection or an early-third round selection for the upcoming draft or a combination of multiple picks. Judon isn’t worth a first-round pick, but he’s worth a pick in the top 75 selections. To me, this is more than a fair offer.
Truth be told the Baltimore Ravens should bring Matt Judon back, but it’s difficult to come up with a scenario in which they do. Rather, look for the Ravens to ship off Judon for hopefully what we came up with as a fair deal.