Ravens Acquire Star DL Calais Campbell From Jaguars for 5th-Round Pick

Jacksonville Jaguars Pro Bowl defensive lineman Calais Campbell
Jacksonville Jaguars Pro Bowl defensive lineman Calais Campbell / Julio Aguilar/Getty Images

The Jacksonville Jaguars are still dismantling the famed "Sacksonville" defense, as arguably the best player from that group is on the move.

The Ravens and Jaguars agreed on a trade that would send Campbell to Baltimore in exchange for a 2020 fifth-round pick once the league year begins, per insider Adam Schefter.

This comes just two weeks after the Jaguars agreed to trade cornerback AJ Bouye to the Denver Broncos.

Campbell might have a four-year, $60 million contract, but he has more than lived up to billing. After nine years with the Arizona Cardinals, Campbell dominated for the Jaguars, picking up 195 tackles and 31.5 sacks in three years, including 14.5 during a First Team All-Pro season in 2017.

Last year, Campbell picked up 6.5 sacks while winning the 2019 Walter Payton Man of the Year award for his contributions off of the field. Given how he can line up anywhere from a 1 technique inside to a 7 tech outside, Campbell will be a perfect fit on Wink Martindale's defensive line in Baltimore.

The Jaguars might try to spin this as clearing cap space, but it looks like they will be one of a handful of teams tanking for Trevor Lawrence in the 2021 draft. Meanwhile, Baltimore strengthened what was already one of the best defenses in the league in a pretty significant way.