It is still too early to predict but I hate to say as of now I have it:
-Cubs need to find a way to keep Bryant, Rizzo, Baez, and Contreras and add an Ace pitcher somehow, otherwise we will be around .500 IMO. We already lost Hamels. I still see the Cards being the best in the division. I picked them to win the division even last season if you guys remember. To me the Cubs were better on paper on last season than they look now.
I get that, but I don't think getting a blue chip prospect with player comps to Marvin Harrison is something I'd get upset about. I also won't lose my mind if we end up sticking with Jacoby for the next year. This is the first chance/offseason Ballard's had since the Luck retirement. Expecting or demanding that he fix it now, or else, seems unfair to me. I'd definitely like an upgrade, and I'd be just fine and happy if we grabbed Love in this situation (or traded back up into the first for him). But to get Jeudy at #13 is a steal and I just find it hard to fault Ballard for jumping on that chance, if this were to happen. We might not get the most out of him with Jacoby slinging it this year, but who says you have to take a QB before a WR? As long as the team gets built with good/great, quality players, I'm going to be ok with it. Just my view on it, though.
My worry is that without the QB who can efficiently run this offense and distribute the ball to the receivers, it doesn't matter if you get TY Hilton or prime Jerry Rice or Jerry Jeudy to line up out wide.
I would LOVE having Jerry Jeudy on this team. But what I would love even more is if we had a QB we could rely on to consistently find him. What's the point of having open receivers when the QB won't throw the ball or will bullet it over their heads? The only thing that will happen is we will get even more annoyed with the lack of offensive production.
In the absolute ideal case, IMO - teams would be lower on Jordan Love because of how raw he is and we will be able to get him with the second pick, rather than the #13 pick, thus allowing us to get a talent like Jeudy in the 1st. Unfortunately, I kind of doubt both that Jeudy lasts til 13 and that Love lasts until the end of the 1s-early 2nd.