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TRADE: Yannick Ngakoue to the Ravens

After YEARS of speculation

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For an entire offseason, speculation swirled as to whether the Ravens would make a move for Jaguars pass rusher Yannick Ngakoue. However, the playmaker landed with the Minnesota Vikings by seasons’ beginning. His stay in the NFC North didn’t last long as the Ravens and Vikings have agreed to a trade.

Baltimore sends:

  • 2021 third-round pick
  • 2022 fifth-round pick (conditional)

Baltimore receives:

  • DE Yannick Ngakoue

An absolute solid trade by Ravens general manager Eric DeCosta. The price is fair. It’s a third-round pick for a one-year loan of Ngakoue. There’s a conditional fifth-round pick, also, but that’s beside the point seeing as this franchise is in “win-now” mode.

The Baltimore Ravens pass rush just received a gigantic boost. Ngakoue, through six games games (five starts) with the Vikings already amassed five sacks, five tackles for loss and another seven QB hits.

This is a former Jaguars reunion as Ngakoue reunites with DE Calais Campbell, who just received AFC defensive player of the week as he tallied three sacks against the Philadelphia Eagles.

Eric DeCosta’s statement on the trade for Yannick Ngakoue

“We are excited to add Yannick Ngakoue to our football team,” DeCosta stated. “Yannick is someone who we are very familiar with going back to the draft process years ago. He is an exciting player and a dangerous pass rusher who makes us better. Yannick grew up here. He’s the type of person we welcome in our building. Finally, we are not finished building this team, as we continue to chase our ultimate goals.”