How is that giving up all the draft capital. We do have more then one pick. A second and a fourth this year with the 2021 first is not doing that. We still would have a second,third, fifth, 2 sixth round picks and a seventh. Plus we added Buckner basically with our first and would also have our future QB. We have very few holes. We can use later rounds for oline depth or depth elsewhere. This would be a hell of a off season.
Ballard has used a 2, 3, and 5 for his starters. And a 5 and 7, 7 for his backups. That doesn’t mean he believes he can get LB talent in the later round. He’s drafting backups in the later rounds.
Nit sure there’s a team in the NFL right now that would take Smith over Nelson if given the choice. And I love Smith. But Nelson is the easy. House here. Not even close.