3. Grady Jarrett
The reasoning behind this move is very simple if you can’t find an extension that works for both sides you cannot afford to finish the season with Jarrett. Atlanta needs to trade Jarrett and recoup whatever value they can from one of their best players. Their priority should be to find a team-friendly extension for a player that is often overlooked around the league. Due to the terrible defenses, he has been a part of Jarrett is often underappreciated considering his talent level.
If Atlanta is unable to reach an extension with Jarrett he will likely hold the most value of any player on their roster the team would consider moving. He would be the exact boost a contending defense could be looking for considering his ability to rush the passer and implode offensive lines. This is a skill set Atlanta should do their best to keep but they may be left with no other choice than to deal Jarrett. If that’s the case the team should be looking for an early day-two pick despite his value Jarrett is on an expiring contract. Grady Jarrett has been one of the few players Atlanta can count on defensively, a fact that should have the Atlanta front office weighing his future very carefully.