Eugene Monroe trade: Jaguars get Ravens' 4th- and 5th-round pick

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The Jaguars will reportedly get a fourth- and fifth-round pick from the Ravens for left tackle Eugene Monroe.

The Jacksonville Jaguars will receive a fourth- and fifth-round pick in 2014 from the Baltimore Ravens in exchange for left tackle Eugene Monroeaccording to Ryan O'Halloran of the Florida Times-Union.

The trade was first reported on Tuesday evening, pending a physical and the exact compensation terms, and the two teams finalized the trade on Wednesday. Monroe is one of the better left tackles in the league, but he's in a contract year, and the Jaguars opted to stock up on more draft picks to help their rebuild rather than stick with Monroe in a lost season. No. 2 overall pick Luke Joeckel will move over to the left side. Jacksonville now has 10 draft picks in 2014, including three fifth-rounders.

The Ravens have also made out well on this trade. Monroe is an instant upgrade over Bryant McKinnie at left tackle and gives the line a much-needed boost. Their running game and protection for Joe Flacco should improve dramatically over the coming weeks.

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