I can definitely see him doing that. If Derrick Brown is gone and Kinlaw has question marks in his medical, and Ballard feels he can get his WR later, I can totally see Ballard doing that.
If it is going to net you a 1st and 2nd rounder from the Eagles, which is what it amounts to, I can see him doing that.
Yes, but last year he traded out of the 1st altogether. IMO there are 2 scenarios where he will trade back this far:
1. he likes a lot of players still on the board at 13 (i.e. he will get similar value at 21 + additional assets)
2. he doesn't like any of the players still on the board at 13(this is relative to the draft position) and trade back will give him more value thanks to the additional asset
Trading back wouldn’t surprise me too much..,, But trading back this far would indeed surprise me. 13 to 21 is a long way to go. That’s a quarter of the first round.
I remember Ballard wouldn’t trade back too far in 2018. There were a handful of elite players and he wanted to make sure he got one of them. Ballard would have to be convinced that a player he loved would still be available. And at 21, that’s dicey.