I think this is really the question.
If Ballard doesnt like the value at QB at #13, he may go to plan B. Plan B may be a 2nd tier draft QB (with high 2nd or late 2nd pick) that Ballard sees traits that fit in what he’s trying to accomplish. I think there might be a run late in the 1st for Love, Fromm, Gordon types. Not all, but i see teams potentially targeting QBs in 2nd or 3rd. Possibly two or three late in the 1st. There could be 6 or more QBs gone by end of 2nd if teams get anxious.
Ballard always has plan C and D in his back pocket. Plan C is free agency and a boatload of cash to spend.
Plan D i wont mention cuz it will blow up the forum.
At #13 , you better be sold on whoever you take, at any position.
Even when Peyton and Leaf came in, they werent “rated” all that far apart. 20 years, and A hall of fame career later, GMs are still having the same troubles finding “the guy.”