You're reaching here. NFL.com has always done tiers or buckets. NZ graded him the same as as a bunch of other guys at 6.2 which is "Good backup who could become starter". Not 6.21, not 6.19... 6.2, the same as 30+ other guys.
You call them evaluators. They are talking heads. And as I mentioned, Ballard said he doesn't care what those guys think. It's his board. He missed, plain and simple.
He was cut because he had starter money. We picked him up on the rebound for cheap as a backup. Good signing for depth, but it's not genius.
At worst he would have been CB2. Again, not genius. It worked out. He was a past pro-bowler for goodness sakes. Good signing on the cheap, and worked out well for our zone.
Nobody is saying everyone bats 1000. My only comment was he hasn't been good at CBs in the draft. You then proceeded to drive it off a cliff.
I think there's a good chance Ballard will trade back, again, but doubt it would be for 2 OT's.
And just want to say to everyone there are other positions on team besides LT & DE. And the other positions are also needs as well.
@WarGhost21 @chad72 @Archer @Nickster @JoeThornburg @BProland85 @Defjamz26 @Qwiz @jvan1973 @PRnum1 @SaturdayAllDay @MPStack @JediXMan @stitches @ColtsGermany @luv_pony_express @danlhart87 @RNGDShobby
Guys - going to turn the 2nd team selection into first come first serve. We have 7 teams left.
@ColtsGermany @luv_pony_express - I auto assigned you a team that you had on your first round priority stack. If you don't want them, let me know and we'll put it back in the pool, or Chad or I will take.
1 @WarGhost21 Colts
2 @chad72 - jags
3 @Archer jets
4 @Nickster - Patriots
5 @EastStreet - Dolphins
6 @JoeThornburg - Pitt
7 @BProland85 - 49ers
8 @Defjamz26 - Eagles
9 @Qwiz - Houston
10 @jvan1973 - Falcons
11 @PRnum1 - Chargers
12 @SaturdayAllDay - Saints
13 @danlhart87 - Chiefs
14 @RNGDShobby - Lions
15 @MPStack - Panthers
16 @JediXMan - Ravens
17 @stitches - Bengals
18 @ColtsGermany - Broncos
19 @luv_pony_express - Cowboys
20. @DiogoSales - Giants
21. @Coltsman1788 - Washington
22 @diogosales - Packers
23 @luv_pony_express - Auto assigned Vikings (we'll take if you don't want)
24 @ColtsGermany - Auto assigned Bills (we'll take if you don't want)
25 @RNGDShobby - Browns
Teams remaining in order of draft capital