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Getting inside Grigson's head

When writing this post I had the intention of saying the Colts were going for a WR but with the way I see it now Grigson purposely put himself in the position to draft BEST AVAILABLE, and heres why.

Last off season was a year of uncertainty, and most of us thought it would take years to get back above .500; Especially with the mass exodus of starters. But Grigson surprised us all in that draft. He picked up players that not only were low key, but work horses:

1 (1): Andrew Luck, Quarterback, Stanford

2 (34): Coby Fleener, Tight End, Stanford

3 (64): Dwayne Allen, Tight End, Clemson

3 (92 TRADE): T.Y. Hilton, Wide Receiver, Florida International

5 (136): Josh Chapman, Defensive Tackle, Alabama

5 (170): Vick Ballard, Running Back, Mississippi State

6 (206): LaVon Brazill, Wide Receiver, Ohio

He Drafted immediate starters or someone with immense upside. Of our first 7 picks only Josh Chapman and LaVon Brazill didn't win a starting job (chapman for injury reasons). Side note*(Fleener had the starting job week one and lost it due to injury.)

The Same can be said with our current crop of Free Agents

OT Gosder Cherilus

S LaRon Landry

DT Ricky Jean Francois

CB Greg Toler

OG Donald Thomas

LB Lawrence Sidbury

LB Erik Walden

WR Darrius Heyward Bey

Aside from Walden (who's there to set the edge and stop the run, not pass rush) this group of Free Agents gives the team solid starters/depth and a more respectable Defense; something Grigson was adamant about doing since day one.

Grigs focused on Offense last year in the draft and built it into our strength again. He's likely not going to bet the farm on any player this year and we could possibly see some trading back because he's possibly targeting 30 or so players knowing the talent margin between 10 picks isn't that staggering. But one thing I did notice is who at pick 24 would start over one of our players?

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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