It's not apples to apples. I think the Eagles run from a few years ago might be a better analogy for where the Colts currently are at and what Ballard could do to kick start the program. But there's a part of that story that you can't just replicate.
You really have no idea how BPA works do you? The focus going into the draft, as stated by Ballard and Reich was to upgrade the starting oline and oline depth. Considering that when teams develop a score for a player to set their board, part of that score is a factor or weight they give to different positions based on team focus. So the last available starting guard when oline is a focus means he was the BPA for the Colts in that draft.
Yeah, one of the elite players in the draft would not have been BPA. That makes a lot sense.
This last statement is asinine, no matter how good an oline is the QB is going to have to scramble at times. It was all because he wanted to protect the QB, not protect a pocket passer, not to stop the QB from scrambling... to protect the QB, that is all.