When scouts look at tape, they obviously look at production, but apparently Ballard and his scouts are also looking for guys with measurables who flash Desirable traits. He likes Guys that are teachable. He is counting on the fact they will learn how to play for the Colts where they may not have exhibited all of those skills in college. That’s why some doubt these defensive draft picks. They don’t see the production.
Quite possible. I thought I had heard of a similar no contact clause being invalidated by the league some time ago. And it may be in regards to this part of the tampering rule-
"... inquiring club is prepared to offer a position as a high-level employee (doesn't get much higher than General Manager, I would say) . . . the employer club may not deny the employee the opportunity to discuss and accept such employment."
Evidently Robert Kraft and Cal McNair talked, no discussions/no trades/no tampering charges.
But Caserio's contract with the Patriots is ending immediately following the 2020 draft. It's possible the Texans might go 2019 without a true GM. This could get interesting.