2013 Off Season Shuffle

This is a list of possible FAs and players from the draft I think the Colts should consider. I am by no means saying all of these players will get picked up by the Colts, but that they should strongly consider them.

Free Agency:

  • Jonathan Dwyer - HB 24 years old - I'm normally not a huge fan of free agency running backs, but in this case we wouldn't be getting a player with a whole lot of mileage on him. I feel he would really fit our new WCO well.
  • Ramses Barden - WR 27 years old - I'm definitely not the first person to point this guy out, but I think he would be a nice rotational player, assuming we'll most likely have 2 TEs on the field the majority of the time.
  • Andre Smith - RT 26 years old - Excellent run blocking RT with above average pass blocking skills.
  • Louis Vasquez - G 25 years old - Another well rounded lineman
  • Matt Shaughnessy - DE 26 years old - Big bodied DE I mainly like him because he's younger and should be cheaper.
  • Sammie Lee Hill - DT 26 years old - Decent pass rush skills along with above average run defense.
  • Connor Barwin - OLB 26 years old - Coming off of a down year, we maybe able to get him for cheap. This is why he's up here instead of the popular Paul Kruger.
  • Sam Shields - CB 25 years old - He's going to want to get paid, a lot. In all honesty I don't really like any of the FA options at CB. DRC is talented, but a head case. Sean Smith is talented but isn't consistent. Mike Jenkins would be another option, but yet again he's a guy who's talented but full of himself. I picked Shields basically through process of elimination, and I wanted to address one of our top three needs. He's also an RFA.
  • LaRon Landry - S 28 years old - He's definitely got some injury questions, but if we can sign him to a cap friendly deal, I'd be more than happy to see this guy a colt. He would bring a physical play style thats been lacking for a very, very long time.

2013 Draft:

I'm going to list three possible draft choices for each pick, they will in no way be accurate.

1st Rd:

  1. David Amerson - CB NC State - A very raw, but talented corner. Pagano could very well make this guy great.
  2. Barret Jones - C/G/OT Alabama - What can you say that hasn't already been said?
  3. Johnathan Hankins - DT Ohio St - He would have to fall considerably, but he would probably the best value at 24.

3rd Rd:

  1. Larry Warford - G Kentucky - Big bodied 6'3" and weighs in at/around 340.
  2. Trent Murphy - DE/OLB Stanford - 6'6" 261 outstanding defender for one of the country's best defenses.
  3. Robert Woods - WR USC - A very talented WR who had the misfortune of playing next to the best WR in college foot ball (imo) as well as a foot injury. Has first round talent.

4th Rd:

  1. Cierre Wood - RB ND - A speedy guy, great vision and decent hands from the backfield. He was often in Brian Kelly's dog house, that's something to watch as well.
  2. William Gholston - DE Michigan St - At 6'7" and 280 lbs he would add some much needed beef to the front of our defense.
  3. Lonnie Pryor - FB Florida State - Not a massive FB but versatile.

6th Rd:

  1. Dustin Hopkins - K Florida State - He bends it like Beckham, in all seriousness Vinatieri isn't getting any younger.
  2. Sam Schwartzstein - C Stanford - Continuity pick.
  3. D.J. Swearinger - S South Carolina - A lot of upside, just like Amerson.

7th Rd:

  1. Zeke Motta - S ND - Run support safety, little to no ball skills. Special Teamer.
  2. Nathan Williams - DE/OLB Ohio State - Bargrauflstad shembaker tomarfilisteed. Whoa sorry, I fell asleep.
  3. James Wilson - G Florida - Just another guy.

Let me know what you think!

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of Stampede Blue's writers or editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of Stampede Blue's writers or editors.

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