Ravens Trade for Calais Campbell

Knee-Jerk Reactions Ravens Trade for Calais Campbell

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The Ravens and Jaguars have reportedly agreed to a trade that would send Calais Campbell to Baltimore for a fifth-round pick.

RSR reacts to the trade news here…

Todd Karpovich

— This deal will solve a lot of issues for Ravens and their pass rush. Campbell has ranked in the top 20 for tackles for a loss in each of the past three seasons. 

— DeCosta makes another shrewd deal, but he will have to negotiate a new deal, which looks to be happening already. The heavy lifting is still ahead.

— Campbell has solid numbers would should translate to Baltimore. He 31.5 sacks, 44 tackles for loss, six forced fumbles, and three fumble recoveries over 48 games for the Jaguars.

Carey Stevenson

Having cleaner books have allowed the Ravens to turn two 2020 5th rd picks into Marcus Peters and now Calais Campbell. This feels very reminiscent of the Trevor Pryce signing back in 2006 and while Campbell is older his impact figures to be similar, if not better. 

The Ravens needed interior pressure and to acquire a player of Campbell’s stature and still have eight picks at their disposal is a hell of a way to start the offseason.

Chad Racine

Eric DeCosta’s magic continues. Campbell for a 5th round pick? This is just the beginning and he’s off to a great start. This was a prediction by many and it’s nice to see it come to fruition. 

Aidan Griesser

– This is a huge deal for Eric DeCosta to pull off, essentially exchanging Kaare Vedvik for a Pro-Bowler on the defensive line.

– Campbell should make an immediate impact getting pressure inside, something Baltimore was lacking last year.

– One of the first dominoes to fall this off-season, DeCosta looks primed for a victory lap after last year’s amazing free agency period. I don’t know if he’s done working on the pass rush with Matt Judon franchised as well, but I’m eager to see what his plans hold.

Jake Vogel

Calais Campbell is a mammoth of a man. He is one of a small group (humans and NFL players) that could go toe to toe with – Game of Thrones “The Mountain.” Campbell is not just a physical freak, he also is a superb defensive lineman. Eric DeCosta hit it out of the park again with this trade and signing! Not many GMs have pulled off this level of swindling; DeCosta literally traded a training camp punter/kicker to the Minnesota Vikings for a 5th round pick, and now he just used that pick to add one of the best defensive linemen in the NFL. 

I do not expect anymore big moves, but EDC could have something up his sleeve. Campbell will immediately add a pass rushing presence along the defensive line. His knifing/pocket pushing ability will open up things for Judon (as long as he stays), Ferguson, Bowser, and everyone else.  The one word I would use to describe Eric DeCosta’s time at the Helm:

Masterful.

We’ll have more knee-jerk reactions as they roll in…

 

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