You're making a strawman argument. Because no one is saying this is the way you “fill a team with elite play making talent”. No one is saying that.
We were only responding to your clearly false assertion that you can’t find talent in bargain basement shopping. That’s false. And it costs next to nothing to explore.
Ballard is looking for elite talent primarily in the draft. Or with a rare select trade. Or a value signing from free agency. Shopping in the bargain isle at the 99 cent store might not get you much 9 out of 10 times. But the one time it works, you can find a very helpful player.
Pascal was on JMV this past Thursday and talked a little Wentz. Said he has been throwing with him the last two weeks. Most likely Parris has been working with him also. Hopefully PItt gets back to Indiana soon to work with him some more. Their baby is due soon so he should be back soon. Starts at about 45 min mark.
5 years ago, I would have said Cosmi because of his experience at LT.
IMO, in this day and age, RT and LT are equally important positions. LT gets the love because it has long been considered the most important spot on the O-line, but teams today have good pass rushers on both sides of their defense. There is no such thing as “only plays LE” anymore, players switch and shuffle along the line constantly.
With that being said, you’re seeing the same thing in college recently. RTs and LTs both have talented rushers to go up against, so the only issue in a switch would be teaching the tackles to flip the opposite direction in their sets. RTs and LTs in today’s league can play either side of the line, it’s just not seen as such because historically this wasn’t the case.
That being said, while Cosmi and Jenkins are both fine prospects, I don’t see Jenkins, as smart as he is, having much of an issue translating to LT, and since I think his upside is much higher than Cosmi’s, I’m going with Teven here!