Take a note on his arms. He's one of the longest players at DE in the draft. He's not tall, but he has long arms - over 34"... I don't believe he's stuck being a 3-4 OLB. I think he can play DE pretty easily.
I mean...what was Grigson with a real QB...41-23? If we are throwing out seasons based on who the QB was...2015 should be tossed as well.
And in 2015, the Colts actually went 6-3 with backup QBs.
But Grigson never gets credit for winning with a good QB.
Also, one of those All-Pros on last year's team was a direct result of not having “a real QB” in 2017. So at the least, not having a real QB in 2017 has to be seen as an advantage...not a disadvantage. It's disingenuous to take out 2017 and not acknowledge what they got out of it, in terms of roster construction.
Even if we throw out 2017, the record since 2018 is 28-20 and 1-2 in the playoffs. It's good not great. I am not one to trash Ballard, but I do think there is a tendency to overpraise. This is a big year.