I would argue that Hankins could have played the DT spot as well as, or better than Al Woods or whoever the starter is. You also have Ridgeway and Stewart who are big bodies like Hankins, and again I would still say Hankins has the better upside. Regardless I will say I trust in what Ballard does. He has a solid plan and did not see the fit or did not want to pay him for this position. He would in my eyes though still be a "fit" based on the guys that are still factoring in to the roster for the d-line.
I agree about the MLB spot though. Not sure if we have one on the roster right now, but I hope someone shows up. Hearing Skai Moore playing Mike in rookie camp was interesting but I am not sure he would be able to hold up. He can easily gain about 5 or 10 pounds though and that would be huge. What about Leonard at Mike and Moore at Will? Then you have a Walker/various others that can come in at Sam. I don't know it will be interesting come TC time.