I don't think he's our bell cow of the future. Complimentary back possibly. I'm hoping we find our guy this draft. They say this is a great RB class. Barkley would be awesome. If we make a trade back and gain some picks I can see us taking one in the first three rounds.
Well, Maybe the Giants can win one of their last two. At least there playing hard. Looks like the Texans have mailed it in which means we could very well win the last game anyway and we are back with the 3rd. pick.
The chart works well if you are just trading picks. The kicker is if a team offers a starter as part of the package. No one is expecting that but it could come out of left field and make for a very interesting surprise trade.
If we can't trade back and Ballard has to draft at #3 then Ballard should take Barkley like you referenced. That's assuming we have him rated as the BPA. The good news is it is also a position of need. I'm also expecting a few OL additions in FA as well. So I could really get excited about a Barkley pick but my first choice would be to trade back.
One of the announcers mentioned he injured his knee and would not return. I hope it's nothing serious. I really think he is developing into a very good right tackle. What we really need are two new starting guards.
That quote speaks volumes to me. The best HC prospect he's had in two decades! Better than Toub. If we had to go for a 1st. timer he would have to be at the top of Ballards list. But, I still think we are hiring a veteran HC.
I would keep him. Who knows he could still improve even more and wind up being a fixture at safety. That said if we did entertain offers why does it always have to be for a pick? If it was me I would try to get a young starter in return. Like Ballard did for Dorsett. Maybe OL or ILB. A proven player for a proven player. Why mess around with an unknown draft pick who might not work out. If we are going to trade one of our better players I would want to get someone of value in return.