This is my best guess on Love. Think Ballard in free agency. Sure, he liked Landon Collins and was interested until it reached a certain price. Similarly, when the season was going well and he thought the Colts were picking in the 20's and 30's, he was interested in Love, but if it reaches a certain price - #13, plus additional picks - my guess is he won't be. If Love is there at 13, maybe.
I see Love sitting a year, and Herbert starting game 1
I was surprised how mobile Herbert was as well
My only difference is that I would take love at 13. (If CB loved the guy)
I would trade up for Herbert
Keep in mind too is that reports were sent out was that the Colts met with well over 100 prospects, including Burrow and several other top 15 projected prospects. Some more than once.
i would say, the notion Ballard is leaning one way or the other is not known and these media reports are fluff.
I would be surprised if the Colts had it narrowed down to less than 5-10 guys at this point. Per pick.