I’m curious as to why we didn’t try to trade him either.
Surely someone somewhere would have given up a 4 for him. Maybe even a team with a bevy of 3s would have made a deal. Just seems silly to jettison a player who actually made us better and get nothing in return for it.
But that’s been the whole MO of this free agency, so maybe it does make sense.
There are a lot of people right now looking at Ballard and wondering what in the hell hes doing.
Time will tell if he’s a genius or not, but right now he’s not done a lot to convince folks he is.
He's a guy I've had my eye on for a while now and have selected late in a few mock drafts I've done. He's much more polished on the skill side than most pass rushers when they first come into the league, but his size is the big concern. I could see him rotating in on passing downs to bolster the pass rush, but his biggest question is how well he plays against better competition.
His NFL.com draft profile for anyone wondering: