You don't trade good OL.
Monroe is a solid LT AND I think he was a former first round pick!
You cannot possibly dig your way out of the gutter by trading 1st round picks for 5ths, even the old GM for the Chargers, who thought he was the best at doing that, couldn't get away with that.
Speaking of which, why, if we were in desperate need of an LT replacement for Okung for half the season - did we not know about this offer and make a better deal?
They are really shafting poor Gus if they are expecting to dig out of their malaise by removing one of the few serviceable OL they have. Didn't they already send an important LB from Jax to Ravens?
What is the advantage of gutting their team and removing all shreds of talent? Do they think they are the Mariners?
PS If anyone from the Ravens inquires about a player the answer should ALWAYS ALWAYS be no. Because Ozzie is a better judge of talent than almost any other GM out there. So if he likes someone the GM should just hang up the phone. You won't win that deal. Again, like any of the idiotic trades where the Mariners traded good players to the Yankees for some neverwillbe.