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Matt Judon of Grand Valley State Is Selected By The Ravens With The #146 Pick Of The 2016 NFL Draft

The best defensive lineman at the Division II level, Matt Judon will have a chance to make his NFL Dreams come true after being selected by the Baltimore Ravens in the NFL Draft.

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Arguably the best overall player in Division II football last fall, Matt Judon is heading to the NFL as part of the Baltimore Ravens. He won the Gene Upshaw Trophy for Division II's top lineman, conference defensive lineman of the year, and All-American honors last fall with a season that included 81 tackles, 20 sacks, and 23.5 tackles for loss in 2015.

Judon has the ability to manhandle offensive tackles whenever he wants. He is physically one of the most impressive players in the entire draft. He led all defensive ends at the combine with a 4.73 40-yard dash, 30 reps on bench press, and a 35-inch vertical leap.

Judon is smart about how he plays the game, playing his responsibilities and continually keeping contain on the outside. He has both outside and inside moves that can earn sacks and he just has a knack for getting to the backfield.

He is a great fit as an immediate special teams contributor and possible one day starter. He was taken off many draft boards due to his age.

Congratulations to Matt Judon and Grand Valley State on sending another player to the NFL.