As much as I love Slay, I don’t see him back in 2020. Culture fit and age concerns make it difficult to justify giving him a big payday. If we can get a late 1st or early 2nd rounder, I’d jump at the deal.
Given the importance of man-to-man DBs in MP’s scheme, we would need to invest in a capable replacement. To me, Jeffrey Okudah is a perfect fit for the scheme. He’s a top-end athlete with really long arms, smooth feet and natural man-to-man cover skills. On tape he shows the ability to fight through traffic and stick with WRs on crossing routes and pick plays…something that has KILLED us this year. In the run game he keeps good leverage discipline and is not afraid to tackle. OSU DBs are well-coached (hate to say it) and guys like Denzel Ward and Marshon Lattimore have excelled early in their careers, which bodes well for Okudah (who many scouts consider to have the highest ceiling of that group).
Then with our Slay pick and our own 2nd rounder, we can fill needs along the DL/OL
Here’s a nice video breakdown on Okudah from the Draft Network: