Counting on the draft can be fool's gold. Even if Ballard on the surface hits a home run in the draft, it still takes time to develop those rookies. They may not make an immediate impact. Then there's that injury bug that always seems to hit us.
With that being said, I think we will have a good record this season because of our schedule and our offense and not because the team is much improved overall on defense.
Who knows? Maybe the defense will gel toward the end of the season and becomes a juggernaut.