Chris Ballard is under a lot of pressure going into the 2023 NFL Draft, but he is making it known that he is no idiot to all the rumors that are running rampant before the draft.
His seat is considered to be among the hottest among league executives and he faces a very challenging situation going into next week as he needs to nail the perfect QB that will finally turn this franchise around since Andrew Luck retired.
The task is made particularly difficult considering there are at least two quarterback-needy teams ahead of them and there are massive rumors all around the league that the Cardinals could trade their 3rd overall pick to another QB-needy squad.
Despite the rumors, the Colts GM isn’t buying into any of the reports circling around the news and social media. When asked whether he thought he knew who was going to be selected ahead of the team’s pick, Ballard kept it real.
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“No, and I don’t think anybody everybody thinks they do,” the Colts GM told reporters on Friday. “I mean, of course, everybody thinks they do. And everybody has an inside source that’s given them information of what’s going to be done. But I think as you all know, just look at the mock drafts. And tell me if they’re accurate after the draft. You don’t nobody knows. Nobody is giving out information.”
Does Ballard believe people are lying around the league?
“Everybody’s lying, I might be the most honest, unfortunately,” said Ballard. “But everybody’s lying.”
Does that mean he is lying as well?
“Usually if you ask me a question, I’ll either dance around it or give you an answer,” said the GM before adding the kicker. “Today I’m a dancer.”
Before the draft, teams spend months scouting and evaluating college players to determine which ones would be the best fit for their teams. They look at a variety of factors, including a player’s physical abilities, football skills, and character. They also consider how well a player would fit into their team’s offensive or defensive system.
We have hundreds of mock drafts that are printed up every year, but nobody ever gets much of it correct since you cannot exactly predict trades.
The first round of the draft is typically the most high-profile, as it features the top college football players who are expected to have the biggest impact in the NFL.
Ballard is hoping the newest QB to the team can provide that impact for them.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.