Ravens' trade for Calais Campbell looks like an absolute steal

Katie Ramirez
March 16, 2020

The Baltimore Ravens are set to trade with the Jacksonville Jaguars for defensive end Calais Campbell, helping patch up one of their biggest holes this offseason. Campbell is someone he's long admired, having watched the big defensive end's National Football League career start with the Arizona Cardinals while Jordan was a student at nearby Chandler High School. Baltimore lacked pass-rushing oomp last season, and Campbell has shown an ability to deliver it: He's posted at least five sacks in 11 straight seasons. Campbell is the NFL's Walter Payton Man Of The Year award victor from the 2019 season.

Once the trade is finalized, the Ravens will sign Campbell to a two-year, $27 million contract extension that includes $20 million guaranteed, according to NFL Media.

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Minnesota, thinking it had a kicker problem, traded away a fifth-round pick for the Ravens' Kaare Vedvik before the 2019 season. But that shouldn't diminish the Ravens filling a massive need with a massive game-wrecker in Campbell, who represents a better value and overall fit.

The Ravens now have eight picks in the 2020 NFL Draft, seven of which come in the first 143 picks.

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