Now the big "secret" is out on what the Colts will do with the NFL's top pick, the focus has turned to the burning question of which direction the organization will go in the second round. Although the consensus is that since the defense has the most holes the team will look to address those 1st, there seems to be a lot of chatter generating about former Stanford TE Coby Fleener. Many have been comparing him to Dallas Clark and are dubbing him as this year's top TE in the draft. I have held reservations on giving him that title because most of this talk about him didn't start until after he ran an unnofficial 4.4+ 40YD time. Now all of the sudden he's supposed to be an "ahtletic TE because of his 40 time? Please. Here is a more accurate observation on Fleener from NFL.com: "He's awful as a blocker," the scout said. "Despite his workout numbers he's really not a quick-twitch, dynamic-moving guy. He's a straight-line, build-up player. All these reports about him being an athlete and this and that, they're assuming that because he ran fast. http://www.nfl.com/draft/story/09000d5d82882e3f/article/scout-te-coby-fleener-might-be-the-most-overrated-in-draft
Judging by the comments made by new HC Chuck Pagano, Fleener would not be a good fit for the Colts because the team is looking to deviate from the pass happy Manning era to running the ball with more power in order to be more balanced. You need a TE who can block in a scheme like that. Blocking is not Fleener's strong suit. Taking an honest look at Coby, he is more of a WR than he is a traditional TE and according to one scout: “He wasn’t even the best tight end on their team,” the scout said. “No. 11 [sophomore Levine Toilolo], that’s the real dealhttp://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/04/22/scout-says-fleener-might-be-the-most-overrated-guy-in-the-draft/ . Clemson's Dewayne Allen and Missouri's Michael Egnew are much better prospects who have more size and athleticism as both are similar to NO TE Jimmy Graham. My hope is that the Colts will continue to address the defense early and only deviate from that agenda if there is an offensive player still available in the second round who is too good to pass up.