In a perfect world he gets some practice reps some pre season snaps and sits most of the season getting spot duty here and there... This Hopefully is a learning season not a playing season most of the year.. And then 4 or 5 games near the end of the season he might get some run..... And if he plays well then you have the start of a LT for the future conversation... Just like any other rookies not expected to start day 1...
You can bring up his faults but add some fuging context... [He get crushed in a game but he didn't really have a full offseason program or enough practice reps to be successful when thrown to the fire]... You see?? That isn't that hard to make criticism but add context to your criticism..
Old Dave would make that trade if rich enough for him, he'd be happy to take a LT (the LT is what they really need anyway) rather than Simmons if it meant more high picks, Simmons would be a luxury not necessity.
I don't know about these guy who do these mocks, either they know little about drafting or they just have no common sense, though they could be smoking weed for several hours previously I suppose.
Herbert looks like the second coming of Dan Fouts, you'd think the Chargers would want him. And how stupid would the Bengals be not to take all of the Dolphins first round picks for Burrow if offered?