Yannick Ngakoue Traded to Minnesota Vikings

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The Detroit Lions' offensive line just discovered it has a new challenge to deal with. 

According to reports, the Jacksonville Jaguars have traded defensive end Yannick Ngakoue to the Minnesota Vikings. 

According to ESPN, Jacksonville will receive a 2021 second-round draft pick and a conditional 2022 fifth-round pick. 

According to the terms of the trade, the conditional fifth-round pick has the potential to become as high as a third-round draft pick.

If Ngakoue becomes a Pro Bowler in 2020, Jacksonville will receive a fourth-round pick. 

If Minnesota wins the Lombardi Trophy and Ngakoue makes the Pro Bowl, Minnesota will ship a third-round pick to Jacksonville.

Back in March, Ngakoue expressed via social media that he was looking forward to continuing his career in the NFL with another franchise.

"The Jaguars are aware I no longer have interest in signing a long term contract in Jacksonville. Duval, I love you and gave you guys everything I got. I’m thankful for the journey and look forward to continuing my career elsewhere," Ngakoue tweeted in March.

After securing 37.5 sacks, 85 quarterback hits, 42 tackles for loss and 14 forced fumbles in his first four seasons in the NFL, Ngakoue now has found a home and plays for a defense that can appreciate his skill set.


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