I'll never know why we didn't give him more snaps running routes. At least in the red zone. It was like Trey Burton got healthy and MAC got dog housed or something. Burton missed the first month and still had 20 more snaps running routes. Which was weird since he was like, the highest rated TE by PFF standards at one point. By the end of the season he was still ranked in the top 5,
I get what you are saying. But if Ballard truly believes this I don't think he will be pressured into having to go for an edge rusher early. I think quite a few people could be disappointed by his draft if that is what they are expecting.
I am not saying whether it is right or wrong; I am just trying to see things the way Ballard does.