Okay it's that time of the year where we got nothing better to do than think about how the draft could have turned out had we been the GM!! Below is my ideal draft for the colts given the actual results. Yes it's after the fact and pointless, but entertaining nonetheless... please post your own version and let's see if there are common themes
1. Luck - nuff said
2. Fleener - could have gone with Glenn, Upshaw, or Hill here. But I think Upshaw lacks measurables to be pro bowler and lots of experts were down on him. Hill is very raw, and Glenn plays guard. Since Fleener has tools to be pro bowl TE, which to me is more valuable than a pro bowl guard, I'll stick with Fleener here. Plus he was Luck's teammate, just makes sense.
3. Trumaine Johnson - It's great thinking about 2 TE sets, but I'd rather have a solid starting CB. Good thing about Johnson is he can play safety or corner, so if he craps out at CB we can move him to safety. Either way he's a long term answer to a position of need.
4. TY Hilton - Still like this pick. Electric WR and return man, haven't had anything like him since Terrence Wilkens, but I think he'll be better than Wilkens. Should be exciting to watch him with the ball in his hands.
5. Josh Chapman - probably the biggest steal of our draft. long term answer at NT
5c. Marvin McNutt - possession WR who will replace Wayne long term. he and Hilton will be great duo for years.
6c. Michael Smith - very fast RB who is a good receiver and could be an ideal 3rd down back. would be good tandem with a power back like carter
7a. Antonio Allen - solid safety prospect who played well in SEC. surprised he went in R7
7b. Tim Fugger - like this pick. good production in SEC as rush backer/DE. provides good depth behind Freeney/Mathis and has physical skills to be a starter someday
7c. Chase Minnefield - take a chance that he gets healthy. if so we could have a starting CB
UDFA: get TE (Koger, Peterson, Bryan) and OL (Nix would be best)... don't need as many UDFA CB's as we signed
That's it, let the darts fly!! and be sure to post your own!