Most every Colts fan lately has been focusing on about three areas: Offensive Line, Wide Receivers and Cornerbacks. While I think those are all fairly good areas to focus on (especially the offensive line), my focus for the draft has been a good runningback.
Runningbacks are something you normally don't pick up in free agency because of how few years they are typically healthy and at the top of their game. With as often as Donald Brown has been out injured, the Colts don't really have a good second runningback to relieve Lance Ballard when he gets tired. Delone Carter is a good runningback, but his specialty is short, powerful runs where he bull-dozes through the pile for a touchdown. The Colts need a guy that can get some nice yardage gains.
The guy that has really caught my interest is Montee Ball. I'm sure there are plenty of other good RBs around the college ranks, but I don't know the SEC and other conferences as well as the Big Ten and Midwest teams. Ball seems like he has the speed and ability to find holes like the Colts need in a good runningback. Michigan State's Bell is also good, but I don't think he has the speed of Ball, he's more of a guy that can power through like Carter is. And a late draft pick that might be descent to grab is Indiana State's Shakir Bell. The guy won the Walter Peyton award and has been averaging 100-200 yards per game for the Sycamores.
Montee Ball is projected to get picked around the end of the first round. So the Colts may have a shot at him. The Colts really need to improve their rushing game. Ballard was definitely a step in the right direction, but the Colts need someone else to add to the mix. I hated seeing where at times Ballard was the only RB the Colts had to play on the field and the Colts had to keep him out there even though you could tell he was very tired. I wanted to see how others thought the Colts should address this.
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