Great post! Each point is spot on.
Regarding point 4...
When we traded down two years ago, we dropped from pick 26 to pick 46. Pick 34 which we used on Rock was more payout from the Nelson deal. So, we had to drop 20 picks to get a FUTURE second round pick, not a pick the same year.
So, yes, dropping down 7 spots does not get you a #2, unless some team is beyond desperate.
Other than that...
!. is correct.
2. Is correct.
3. is spot on. Plus it's hard to see anyone paying Solomon that much coming off that injury. I don't think he'd get that much if he had not gotten injury. I think he gets signed by someone for maybe $2-3 mill --- tops.
Ballard has already pretty much ruled Eason out by saying they need to see if he can be a back up. IF this is true, and I am not saying it’s not, no way Ballard does this without a plan. Now the hard part for us. Wait and see what that plan is.