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Pass Rusher or Wide Receiver?

Looking at our current roster, we have greatly improved our defensive and offensive line. The acquirements of RJF and Franklin is huge, they are big time veterans that are known for pushing offensive lineman around. Chapman can learn from these two and could either start, or be a rotational player, depending how he does at training camp (fingers crossed). This improvement on the defensive line can potentially free up room for our linebackers to rush the passer effectively.

With this improvement, we can allow ourselves to look on the offensive side of the ball. Yes, the one time we are FINALLY allowed to. Our wide receivers are mediocre at best, and need a bigger vertical threat to take the top off the defense. T.Y Hilton had an excellent rookie season, but just isn's big enough (height-wise) to jump over the opposing cornerbacks. We need a tall receiver to play on the left side of the field and the draft has great depth for this need. There is Hunter from Tennessee, Hopkins from Clemson, Woods from California, the list keeps going on. These players are known for their speed and jumping abilities. With one of these players on our roster, we can move Hilton into the slot position. Hilton fits this bill and could be used like a Wes Welker type player.

With a wide receiver picked in the first or second round (if we trade out of the first round) we can focus on a pass rusher. There are many players that had great Combine Performances, but are not getting the recognition they deserve. Cornelius Washington from Georgia is a huge OLB that is projected to go in the mid-rounds. This man ran fast and lifted outstanding. He hit 36 reps at the combine and ran a 4.5 40 yard dash. Cornelius only lives 5 miles from me and I hope he is picked by the Colts. He made few mistakes like the inability to catch the ball, but check his Combine Performance here: http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-combine/0ap2000000152896/2013-Combine-workout-Cornelius-Washington

The wide receivers and pass rushers are a great need for us, and the draft has great depth in these two positions. The only question is, which one is more important to us?

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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