a couple thoughts:
Kirk is a FA next year who has shown flashes but not consistency. Still a ?, so i dont let his presence alter my draft plans.
I also think that we dont always appreciate the tiers between players that can be greater than the rankings imply. Waddle might only be 10-14 overall spots higher than Bateman, but NFL teams might consider the gap to be very large.
and BTW: that is the only scenario where i would trade up: if i were convinced that Waddle is the next coming of Tyreek Hill....i.e. the gap between him and players available at 16 would be gigantic
But draft position doesn't mean anything. At best it's a guess based on production, traits, measurables etc with Waddle that's probably more than most considering he doesn't have a tonne of college yards, was injured last year and hasn't held a pro day.
Just because Waddle is predicted to go higher doesn't mean he will be a better player than Bateman. Justin Jefferson was the 4th ranked WR last year but was the best of the bunch. Hollywood Brown was 2nd in his class but has been poor, while Deebo was 5th and been good.