Given that this is pretty close to the first sub-32 inch arms and these are a full two inches less, I seriously doubt we’ve had a change of philosophy.
If there had been a change shouldn’t we have picked up on something sooner than this? Shouldn’t there be 6, 8, 10 candidates who clearly have much shorter arms? I think we’ve seen 2-3 who are a small fraction below, but nothing out of the ordinary.
Agree this seems like a departure from the arm length requirement Ballard seems to have. And it's not like he tested amazing to compensate for lack of size and lenght....
Maybe change in philosophy? Rock and Wilson's long arms don't seem to be helping them much.