It say mentioned this was still possible but last ditch effort. Said they all want an actualLT and to keep Nelson at his dominant position. This is all overblown in my eyes. But to your point @NewColtsFan we have better options at Guard in the early rounds IMO than him if we are dead set moving Nelson.
Don’t fear change. I’m glad the FO, is even considering this, although it may not be popular with the fans. It’s shows that Ballard is willing to get out his “comfort zone” and make a change to better the team.
There are a lot of good reasons to potentially move Nelson outside.
1. He can fix the LT position
3. Allow Ballard to trade back and acquire additional pick and draft Nelson’s replacement. (Q. Meinerz)
I know this is not indicative of the future, but if we are going by past picks, Ballard's better at picking O-Linemen than DE's since he's been here.
Regardless, I hope it'll be OT for the first pick.
As long as it's not Phillips DE, I'm good. His injury/concussion history is way too much of a gamble for the first round.
Buuuuuttt, I also won't be surprised (would be disappointed) to see him trade down either lol
CB is a HUGE need still. With Rhodes and Carrie only here one more year, and Rock starting to look like a bust, the only reliable CB we may have after this year is Kenny Moore. Yes, we have Tell and Rodgers, but they are wildcards. I can easily see a guy like Newsome or Melifonwu go to the Colts in the 1st or 2nd round. Ballard is going BPA at a position of need, not just choosing our biggest need(s) (LT and EDGE) no matter what.
All I'm going to say is, prepare for a CB in the first two rounds. I can imagine there being around a 50/50 chance it happens. If Ballard trades down and accumulates more picks, that chance may grow even more.