Indy not only gave up a first-rounder for Buckner, but they also handed the former No. 7 overall pick a massive extension worth $21 million per season, Rapoport added.
The new deal makes Buckner the second-highest-paid defensive tackle in the NFL behind only Aaron Donald on a per-year basis.
In Indy, Buckner becomes the centerpiece of a defensive line that needed upgrading.
Buckner is a stud up front, compiling 28.5 sacks in four years. In the past two seasons, he generated 19.5 sacks, and added 2.5 more in the 2019 playoffs, including 1.5 in the Super Bowl. A hulking beast at 6-foot-7, Bucker is an animal in the interior, able to eat up blockers and owns the length to push the pocket into a quarterback's lap.