4 trade targets that would make the Vikings Super Bowl contenders in 2023
By Luke Parrish
Chuck Clark – Safety (Baltimore Ravens)
- 101 tackles
- 4 pass breakups
- 1 forced fumble
The Ravens have replaced Chuck Clark with a youth movement on the back of the defense. Clark, a long-time starter for Baltimore, is on a team-friendly contract that is very affordable on the market and the asset required to get him should not be much.
Minnesota’s secondary was a major issue in 2022 and with Harrison Smith nearing the end of his career, the Vikings need to get creative. Clark is one of the best box safeties in the NFL and would be an immediate impact player for the Vikings.
His ability to match up with tight ends and eliminate runs at the line of scrimmage is something that has been missing in Minnesota. He can step in as the third safety in certain packages while allowing Lewis Cine and Harrison Smith to stick to their regular duties as starters next season.
Chuck Clark may not have the most illustrious name out there but he is certainly one of the most underrated and underappreciated defensive backs in all of football. If the Ravens decide to move on, he will be well worth trading for ahead of next season.
Clark can play in the slot, in the box, or as an additional deep safety if needed. He would be the ultimate matchup weapon for Brian Flores’ defense.