I fail to understand why Alex Leatherwood is not been talked about more as the LT. IMO, he is the obvious choice for our pick at 21. A perfect match of need and value, IMO.
A couple of other thoughts.
Radunz has short arms and smallish hands for a LT, and at just over 300 pounds, he would seem to be physically overmatched against NFL talent. He may have the technique and tenacity, but I would rather start with a guy who wasn't physically challenged.
As a pure pocket passer, Mac Jones is too short at 6.2.5...only 5/8 inch taller than the "short" Jake Fromme from last year, and he's noticeably skinnier. Pass. Too bad, I liked him, but the measurables just aren't there.
If this is true, as well as the idea that Ballard helped to push Rivers out, then there is some careful study of the salary cap issue going on and Ballard not wanting to overspend. Not that you don't keep an eye on the wallet anyway, but these two moves, if true, free up space to assume a big existing contract like a Stafford, Wentz, or even Ryan; or to go get a player like Allen Robinson or Godwin.
His list last year was reasonably close on where players were drafted. A good place to start knowing these names. Thanks!
Ballard has targeted many players that perform well in the senior bowl; I expect it to be even more important this year considering there will be no combine.