I like a lot of people am very annoyed to see the colts do not have a 2nd round draft pick, when I look at various mock drafts. The reason that I get upset is because I see a myriad of options at the spot we previously occupied.
The key to this draft is depth pure depth. There is a lack of top players with many off the top players having one problem or another e.g. Jarvis jones.
With the view of depth in mind the idea of the draft should be to get starters and not try to hit a home run and get a star.
I wish that the colts would look at this draft as a way to develop Andrew luck and get some solid starters around him by improving the o line and the receiver and running back positions.
we all saw for the last decade that an offense can do wonders for a team even with a poor defence. So for this draft lets build an offensive beast that no defence can contain.
Next year is the year that we can think about defence and the year after that.
Now to trade down and get depth the colts need to obviously find a suitable buyer of our 1st
round pick. I propose the 49ers
who do not need depth but do need that one player that can push them over the edge. The 49ers have 2 second round picks that I think they would trade in return for a 1st and a 6th and a 7th from the colts. Also with 2 2nd round picks are the Bengals
and of course the Dolphins
where we would get our original pick back.
With any of these 2 2nd round combinations the colts would be able to likely grab a guard (Barrat jones, Larry Warford, Menelik Watson or even DJ fluker) to protect Andrew luck but also either a running back (Eddie lacy) or wide receiver (Robert woods, Terrence Williams or Justin Hunter)
Also with the extra picks it gives the colts the ability to maneuverer if they feel that a player like Damontre Moore or a Desmond Trufant would be a steal they could still take him and keep improving.
And that's why the colts should trade down and out of the first round.
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