I do not think Ballard would trade down to get a 1st next year. You’d have to trade down way too far.
Remember, we traded down 20 spots, more than half a round, last year just to get a 2 plus a future 2. So think how far you’d have to get a 2 this year, plus a 1 next year, plus anything else.
I think that would be way too far for Ballard’s comfort level. We might trade down a little, but don’t bet too much on trading down and getting a future first round pick.
I was thinking Ballard has traded down from his original 1st round pick in the last two drafts, therefore I'm thinking he may do it again.
If the QB that he wants gets picked before the 13th, I could see him trade down and get a 1st for next year plus whatever.
It wouldn't be my favorite move because there will still be a lot of talent but I always like accruing draft capital, for when you want to move up
He's definitely more of an expert than me, but he just doesn't pass the eye ball test for me when I see him throw intermediate to deep passes, usually the WR is wide open so its okay for the ball to get there slow, but being that open won't happen in the NFL.