The Jacksonville Jaguars will receive a fourth- and fifth-round pick in 2014 from the Baltimore Ravens in exchange for left tackle Eugene Monroe, according 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.