John Antobelli, a well known basketball coach, also died in the crash that killed Kobe. I read that he coached Aaron Judge and Mets player Jeff McNeil. His wife and daughter also died in the crash. Very sad all around.
Rest in peace.
Link: John Altobelli, a baseball coach for 27 years at Orange Coast College
Disagree with the green, unless the narrative is anecdotal (everyone is expendable).... LT is one of the harder positions to fill.
On the blue, the only OL we have that is more dominating is Q. Smith struggles in a few areas (twist rushes for example) and that's on the right hand side where it's a bit easier...
Agree 100% on the red. IMO, he wants to stay with the Colts, but wants to milk it for as much as he can as it will be his last. The folks that say it's not about the money, probably haven't negotiated too many salaries.
Count me among those who would be pretty happy with this. Probably my favorite mock thus far.
It starts with your Free Agency. It's not perfect. As others have already said I have my doubts we spend that much. You can tell Ballard wants to be frugal and have cap to extend contracts. Just look at our 2021 FA class and you will see what I mean. But I like who you chose and how it will impact our draft.
This is why I don't really do many mock drafts before FA. Free agency can often be about putting the team in the best position to enter the draft with options. The draft afterall is actually unpredictable at times. It helps to have contingencies. Hargrave, for example, does that. He's not only an upgrade up front, he may make passing on Kinlaw more viable. And if we pick Herbert or Love we don't have to suffer the potential drop off in DT talent come round 2. If our QB is gone, we could still grab Kinlaw and doubt down on our D-line, or we could take the BPA of a likely WR, OT, or pass rusher being there. Or we could even trade back, get another second, still get an impact player, maybe get someone like Fromm, Eason, or Gordon with one of our 2nd or 3rds. Without Hargrave, if we miss out on Love, Herbert, Brown, AND Kinlaw, I'm feeling disappointed about our D-line potentially. I'm sure there are others who could surprise, but this is a nice example of how FA can influence a draft.