GREEN BAY, WI - DECEMBER 7: Jared Gaither #71 of the Baltimore Ravens looks on from the side line as steam comes off of his face in the first half against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field on December 7, 2009 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
Peter King of Sports Illustrated fame had an interesting bit in the "10 Things I Think" portion of his ever-intriguing "Monday Morning Quarterback" column on Monday concerning the Dallas Cowboys' left tackle position and the Baltimore Ravens' seeming willingness to part with LT Jared Gaither (per the Dallas Morning News).
Namely, he believes that a deal sending Gaither to Dallas for a second round pick would make sense for both parties. We'll spare the reader any paraphrasing and defer to King's own words:
At 6-foot 9, and 340 pounds, acquiring Gaither would allow Dallas to replace "The Hotel" with an absolute monster. If the Ravens would part with the Maryland product for a second round pick is another question all together, though lately, it seems increasingly likely. Ken Murray, of the Baltimore Sun said of recently of the Ravens, "They have had enough of his half-baked work ethic."
Of course, this is a red flag of sorts. But for a second round pick--and considering Dallas's history of drafting offensive linemen--would you be willing to take a risk on "a top-12 NFL left tackle?"
Yours in the comments.