The New York Jets have agreed to trade defensive end Ndamubuike Ngata to the Detroit Lions for a conditional second-round pick and a second- and third-round draft pick, according to multiple sources.
The Jets are expected to select a defensive end at No. 7 overall.
The Lions have the fourth overall pick and are expected the pick will come in the second or third rounds.
The Lions have already traded a first-round selection to the Tennessee Titans to move up to No. 6 in the draft.
The Titans selected quarterback Connor Cook in the fourth round.
Detroit’s first-rounder was selected in the first round by the San Diego Chargers in 2017 and will be used to select defensive tackle Jarrad Davis.
The Ndamutuike-Ngata trade was reported earlier by ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
The two sides did not immediately exchange information, and the Lions are expected in Detroit to make a final decision on Thursday.
The trade will send Ndamuike to Detroit, which has not made a trade since 2015.
The move gives the Jets a much-needed veteran presence on the defensive line, where they lost Pro Bowl center Travis Swanson to free agency and defensive end Leonard Floyd to a torn ACL.
Ngatata, 31, signed a two-year, $23 million deal with the Jets in 2019.
He was one of the most productive pass rushers in the league last season with 6.5 sacks and 34 tackles for loss.
The team traded a second and third round pick in 2020 to the Philadelphia Eagles in exchange for guard Jordan Mills, who went on to sign with the Cleveland Browns.
Ndamuikata was released by the Jets last year after playing in just eight games with three starts.
He also missed the entire season with an ankle injury.
Ngbashi, 31 of Kenya, was signed by the Lions as an undrafted free agent in 2020.
He spent the final two seasons with the Detroit Tigers, where he totaled five sacks and six tackles for losses.