So here’s the timeline of the Love to Colts rumors:
-So it was reported (by the guy from the locker on Colts podcast) that someone had asked Ballard before the season started what QBs he liked in the upcoming draft and he specifically said Herbert and Love
-He was mocked to us by Draft Network as soon as Luck retired
-Ballard was supposed to go to the Utah State and Boise State game (originally it was reported that he was there and this caused a big stir). Accredited but didn’t actually attend
-Colts had scouts at other Utah State games
-Latest report from Colts media person was that we had scouts at 5-6 Utah State games this past season
So it’s not really leaks, it’s just connecting dots. All pro QB retires and is replaced by a QB who is backup quality at best and only gets a 2 year “prove it” deal. You add in the Scouting rumors and it’s not hard to see how this got out.
It depends on the player. It depends on what type of value Ballard has placed on him. If Ballard saw Love as a late 1st, early 2nd, I don't see him then entering into the exact type of QB frenzy he said you need to stay out of.
I'm just telling you what I think Ballard will do. Myself, I'm not as high on Love, but I would trade up for Herbert. I'm not sure Ballard would, however.