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  1. personally I don't think Reich/Ballard have the luxury of worrying about J Jones, or what the Titans are doing overall either for FR and CB, I think it boils down to 1) Fisher's health/rehab and 2) the first 5 games on the schedule--IMO those 2 factors will have far more effect on the Colts' chances than an opponent's new WR (who seldom manages to play a full season any more), or either team's 2021 draft choices that may or may not contribute this season
  2. to me it's less about the overall schedule than it is about how the schedule's front-loaded with those first 5 games (including IIRC three straight on the road) especially if one assumes Fisher won't be ready for most, if not all, of those games
  3. Fries was moved inside at PSU because he didn't have enough lateral agility to play tackle effectively, especially in pass pro if anything, I'd think Pinter could be a more likely candidate at OT, given his mobility--IMO Fries could eventually become a good interior OL, but probably would struggle outside at tackle
  4. wonder who's more likely to be considered at LT: Q Nelson or B Smith? Don't personally see Tevi being the solution, even for one season
  5. I suspect that had less to do with Dayo and more to do with all the "2nd round OTs" being gone I have to think a big part of Tennessee's decision to pick Radunz was to prevent the Colts from getting him
  6. I don't follow the NFC as closely as the AFC but FWIW listening to several of the guys who cover the 49ers professionally and do podcasts, it sounds like the 49ers front office is not terribly happy with McGlinchey and apparently they are looking to move him
  7. don't honestly see McGlinchey as left tackle material (he struggled at RT in 2020) so I'd assume a trade for him might involve Braden Smith moving to LT---and shouldn't, under any circumstances, involve a 1st (or IMO 2nd) round draft pick
  8. I think if Ballard REALLY wanted Ertz enough to trade for him, he would've been included as part of the Wentz deal. CB might be interested enough to bring him in IF the Eagles cut him (for cap space) but not enough to spend draft capital on him.
  9. this is possibly the best "slot WR draft" in a decade or more; Ballard knows there will still be some available on Day Two, maybe even Day Three. If Darrisaw somehow falls to #21 (I doubt it) I suspect Ballard would be all over that pick, maybe even if Rousseau were still there as well. Conversely, if Rousseau were there but Darrisaw gone, I could see CB picking Rousseau and then trying to move up in Round Two to draft an LT like Radunz, Cosmi or Eichenberg. And if both Rousseau and Darrisaw are gone by #21, I could see Ballard trying to trade down and grab a pair like
  10. the only thing more surprising than Waddle dropping to #21 would be Green Bay then moving up to #21 and actually drafting a WR
  11. the similar move I mentioned before was #21 to Green Bay for #29 and #93--I suspect they might be even more interested in moving up than Cleveland. If nothing else, that move would give them a better opportunity.....to not draft a WR again (DWS) I think the Saints would also be interested in moving up but IIRC they don't have a 3rd this year--maybe #21 for #28 and a 2022 2nd rounder? That might really pay off, especially if Brees retires and Winston takes over, in which case I could see the Saints finishing a good deal lower in 2021 than they did this past season.
  12. if Mac Jones is REALLY moving up like some say, that's 5 Round One QBs. There are at least 4-5 sure-fire WRs (including Pitts, who IMO is more of an over-sized WR than a true TE), 3 probable Round One CBs, possibly as many as 5 DEs, 3-4 LBs and likely one DT. And at least 3 OTs (4 if you include Jenkins) and 1-2 OGs. So it's certainly possible someone CB really likes will still be there at #21.
  13. IIRC Leonard, Pittman and Taylor were all impactful 2nd rounders--I think Ballard strongly feels that, in most years, there are about 18-20 "true" first round guys and after that there's not much qualitative difference between a guy picked at, say, #28 or #30 versus a guy picked at, say, #35 or #40. But given the Colts' positional needs, and what the first 20 picks are likely to be this time around, Ballard may well also feel pretty confident that an OT or DE or CB he really likes will fall to #21--in which case I don't think he trades down this year unless some other GM just blows
  14. I'd consider it if it were with a team that I thought would finish 2022 near the bottom of the league. In part it would depend on how comparatively deep I felt the 2021 and 2022 drafts were, especially in Rounds 3-5.
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