The Jacksonville Jaguars have agreed to trade franchise defensive end Yannick Ngakoue to the Minnesota Vikings for a second- and a conditional fifth-round pick that could go as high a third-round pick, league sources told ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Ngakoue still has to sign his franchise tender, but the trade is in now place and Ngakoue is expected to join the Vikings.
Sources said the fifth-round pick becomes a fourth-round pick if Ngakoue goes to the Pro Bowl this season and a third-round pick if Ngakoue is a Pro Bowler and the Vikings win the Super Bowl.
Ngakoue and the Jaguars will have to coordinate when he is going to sign his tag Sunday so he can be traded to the Vikings, and Minnesota is expected to have to create more salary-cap space to fit in his contract.
But Ngakoue’s time in Jacksonville is now coming to an end, as he wanted and wished.
The Jaguars are loaded for the 2021 draft in which many expect Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence to be the No. 1 pick. The Jaguars are now scheduled to have eight picks in the first five rounds — two first-round picks, a second, a third, two fourths and two fifths — with the chance one of those fifths could go higher.
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