Vikings Trading DE Yannick Ngakoue To Ravens For Multiple Draft Picks

Ross Houston
October 23, 2020

The team has agreed in principle to acquire defensive end Yannick Ngakoue from the Vikings in exchange for two draft picks.

Nonetheless, this appears to be a move that might signal a slight pivot off this season by the Vikings and one where the Baltimore Ravens are doubling down for a chance at the Super Bowl.

Adam Schefter of ESPN reported that the picks are a 2021 third rounder and a conditional fifth rounder in 2022.

A five-year National Football League veteran, Ngakoue has played in 69 career games (67 starts), recording 134 total tackles (117 solo), 42.5 sacks, 16 forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries, nine passes defensed and two interceptions.

Ngakoue should provide the Ravens with some much-needed energy off the edge, given the pass rusher's 42.5 career sacks, including five this season, in only his fifth year in the league. Ngakoue had hoped to be traded to the Ravens all along as a native of the area. That's less a bit different than what they gave up to get the talent from the Jaguars.

Minnesota (1-5) is now tied for last in the NFC.

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