I like him too, but the 6' 2" height would probably hurt him as a 4-3 DE in these current times.
He might be a better pass rush OLB
Also.... we have a lighter speed guy in Turay
We need a LDE more than another RDE
Turner, Basham, and Weaver are starting to grow on me
All 3 could provide great run support on early downs and pass rush on later downs
I truly hope we draft two DEs this year.
Its THAT important
One that might get at least some starting reps, one that we can develop for later
I think Jones COULD be one of the guys who has some measurables, that we pick up in round 4 or 5.
I can't see Ballard, a calculating man, agreeing to getting a QB based off of a coach's crush.
We were in a tough situation. There weren't a lot of fantastic QBs out there to choose from in FA. Stafford required way too much. The rest weren't worth the money and or were never realistically considered for trade.
We were never going to be able to command enough capital to move up in the draft to get a rookie starter. So here we are. Wentz was simply the best option with a bad hand dealt. He's familiar with the system, he has a good rapport with the coaching staff, he has shown potential in the past and the organization deems he's worth the risk to "fix".
Numerous NFL analysts are all agreeing that this was a good trade and a good fit for Carson and the Colts. Could this all fail? Sure, absolutely it could. But as of this moment this was basically our best option.