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Free Agency and Draft: Offensive and Defensive line

I know that there are a lot of post about this, but anyway I wanted to write about it. However,I will try to offer a more realistic point of view, because we all want the Colts to sign high-profile players but maybe those players won´t hit the market or maybe we will need yo spend a lot of money on them. That said, I think he Colts will have to sign at least two or maybe three big name players in the free agency, because they have a lot of cap space and then we can focus on the best player available in the draft.

Offensive line

The only reliable player we have is Anthony Castonzo. Everybody else must be replaced. Here is my plan:

LT Anthony Castonzo.
LG Andy Levitre or Louis Vasquez: We MUST sign one of these players. It´s very important we make sure Andrew Luck is well protected. Here is our first big name free agent.
C I like the idea of selecting Barrett Jones through the draft, but my opinion is that we need to focus on defense in the draft, especially in the early rounds, so we can sing a player like Dan Koppen in the free agency or draft a center in the 6th round (Gabe Ikard or Sam Schawarztein. If we can´t do any of these thing, we draft Barrett Jones or start Shipley.
RG I like Kevin Boothe or Ramon Foster here. They are solid and won´t cost much.
RT Sean Locklear from the NYG would be solid, but I think Ryan Grigson is going to stick with Winston Justice here. I think Ryan Grigson will not overhaul the OL like we expect. He is going to sign some players, possibly two or three, but at least one player from the last season will remain with Anthony Castonzo.

Best case scenario for the Offensive line
LT Anthony Castonzo
LG Andy Levitre
C Barrett Jones
RG Kevin Boothe
RT Sean Locklear


Realistic scenario
LT Anthony Castonzo
LG Andy Levitre
C AQ Shipley
RG Kevin Boothe
RT Winston Justice


Defensive line


Wi re-sign Nevis or Moala, but not to start, they are better at backups. One player we could sign in the free agency is Mike DeVito. He is strong option and won´t eat all the cap space. Since we don´t know how is going to play Josh Chapman at NT, one possibility is selecting John Jenkins or Jesse Williams at No 24. Cory Redding will be fine for us at DE for now, but we select somebody in the fourth or the sixth round to replace him (Geathers from Georgia for example).

Best case scenario for the defensive line:
DE Mike DeVito backup: Fili Moala
NT John Jenkins Backups: Josh Chapman and Brandon McKinney
DE Cory Redding Backup: Drake Nevis

Realistic scenario:
DE Fili Moala Backup: Drake Nevis
NT Josh Chapman Backup: Brandon McKinney
DE Cory Redding Backup: Kwame Geathers.

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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