Not sure that's a particularly fair juxtaposition given Mundy was undrafted in the five-round 2020 draft with capped bonuses for undrafted guys (i.e., he could have easily been a 6-10th round underslot senior sign in a more normal year).
Elias needs some Roland Hemond magic. Find this version of Milligan, Devo, Tettleton, Orsulak, Bradley. Eventually Hoiles and Anderson became strong players. He basically rebuilt the lineup minus Cal from next to nothing. Trading Boddicker for Brady of course helped. Lynn for Hoiles
Hemond will be remembered for Eddie deal -not enough return and Davis trade. He did do some good things while he was here with a cheap owner.
Different world now. I don’t see any trades bringing back that type of talent. Would be nice to find some undervalued players like Max Muncy, Urshela, Voit etc.
While you may think Adley should be at the show, only two players have debuted from his draft class to date, Vaughn and Manoah. So it's not as though he's immensely behind schedule or an insane outlier.