Let's face it, to other teams in the league our most valuable trade commodities are the guys that are essentially untouchable.
CJ, Delmas, Levy,Avril ...
Our "trade to get better" days have passed by with the Mayhew constructed trades for Roy Williams & Corey Redding. That netted Detroit Julian Peterson (which helped lure Larry Foote) & Brandon Pettigrew, Derrick Williams & Aaron Brown. Good youth served with key veterans.
It's going to happen through the draft, building for 2-3 solid years like we did in this past draft. Adding a few key FA's maybe, but I just do not see that blockbuster of a trade. Ernie's better served as a part time starter here, his value is not that high on the NFL market.