This is more your rush to judgement which you often do. You’ve already decided that guys are misses before it’s time. You’ve already decided on Turay, Lewis, Ya-Sin, Benagu, and Campbell. Fortunately, Ballard hasn’t decided. Most of these guys have been hurt. Give them the time and the health to show what they can do. You’ve already backed off on Lewis... maybe you’ll back off on some of these other guys too?
Yes we did.
Not every team passed on him at pick 26. Only we did. Other teams passed on him before pick 26.
A team traded up with us to take him at 26. Every other team may have traded up to 27 to get him, if the team who picked 27th wasn't going to take him.
Polian was a bit overrated as a drafter...if you look at his overall tenure. He hit enough HRs though...especially early on...that the Colts were a SB contender with the GOAT each year. But his final 5 drafts were awful and left the cupboard completely bare for his successor...who then did the same thing lol.
I actually think Ballard is better than Polian...at least on the defensive side. And he is definitely more daft at maneuvering around the draft. But Polian's legacy is defined by Manning...and Ballard's will be by a QB as well.