I agree with you completely. I would imagine these projections are far from a guarantee and in his case based largely on potential. Would be great to see him return and make it a lock.Would be tempting, but I hope he plays the long game and comes back for another year of smoothing off the rough edges.
He kinda disappeared at times this year (before his injury) and to me that shows his youth and immaturity as a player. I just think another year will make him a better pro prospect!