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Grigson and conditional need

Grigson said something interesting the other day in that he admitted he was going to be very interested in what the rest of the division does with their high draft picks. As a general rule everyone bows to the mantra of drafting the best player available, but every team from time to time has to draft for need. Assuming the Colts re-sign Vontae Davis, they still have issues in the secondary, and I have been leaning towards a DB (particularly Safety) as the most pressing need. Actually I believe they need at least two high quality DBs and can see them go that way with both their second and third round picks. IF the Jags and the Texans draft QBs as I have been expecting, then defensive backfield improvement is an absolute must (though pass rusher would also be important). However, what if the Texans go with Clowney instead? I break out in a sweat thinking of Watt and Clowney on the same line going against the Colts interior linemen. In that case it even more critical to upgrade the interior of the Oline, and try to find a late round gem to help the defensive backfield. It also effects free agency - if the Colts are convinced the Texans are going with Clowney, they have to cut Satele (most of us want them to do that anyway), and regardless of Holmes development, invest in the best free agent Center they can get, followed by picking the best guard they can get in the draft with their first pick. You don't want to overreact to what your division competition is doing, but this is a case where what the rivals do could definitely influence where the Colts invest in talent this off-season.

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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