After free agency, the Colts improved major needs. We still are short on wide receiver and pass rushing. Our offensive line has improved big time, which allows us to focus on something else for now.
We only have two starting wide receivers with Hilton and Wayne. We need a tall vertical threat, and the draft provides this need. So these are the players I would draft:
Round 1: DeAndre Hopkins-WR Clemson
Round 3: Khaseem Greene-OLB Rutgers
Round 4: Ryan Swope-WR Texas A&M
Round 6: Khaled Holmes-C USC
Round 7: Devin Taylor- DE South Carolina
Round 7: D.J. Harper- RB Boise State
DeAndre Hopkins is a great wide receiver that can jump over opposing defenses and make the catch. He has great speed and the vertical threat that the Colts need so desperately.
Khaseem Greene is a great tenacious football player that when holes are opened by the defensive line, he can use his quick speed and athleticism to create pressure on the QB. I think Greene would be a great pick, but I won't be suprised if he is picked in the 2nd Round.
Ryan Swope is one of my favorite players in the draft. He is great at running his routes and making yards after the catch. The tenacity he brings to the field is unbelievable. Check his highlights here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=agsMmAL_nn8
Khaled Holmes is a center for USC, and was just recently spotted talking to coach Chuck Pagano at their Pro Day. Holmes is big, but has trouble with interior blitzes. Holmes probably wouldn't start the first season, but could learn a lot.
Devin Taylor is just big. He is 6 foot 7 and can push lineman on their backs. He could be a great asset to this team and learn under Cory Redding.
D.J. Harper has torn his left ACL twice, but has played great before both of the injuries. I think the Colts could take a shot on him, but he will have to put in the work during practice.