Yeah. This team needs established, minute eating defensemen. This kid being big is a plus, but if he can't fit the role we need he's just another body.
I would rather have the 23 year old huge former 10th overall and try to shape his game up a bit for a 5th rounder over someone like Huskins who is only a stop gap. Ellerby could develop into a top 4 dman that hits like a truck.
Florida doesnt play defensive hockey and he would still be younger than everyone on the team, he could definitely be developed
Tallon may have have given out some bad contracts in his day, but he knows how to evaluate talent.
I don't think this has much to do with evaluation. He mismanaged his contract slots and had plenty of time to manage the injuries and Kulikov situation. He never should have been in a position where he would have to give up a dman that would fit in the top 8 on most rosters right now.