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Reggie Wayne

Marvin Harrison

Anthony Gonzalez

Roy Hall

 

Stat Lines

WR Games Catches Yards YPR TD DVOA DYAR Catch% Yrs on contract Ave Cap#
Wayne 16 82 1145 14.0 6 19.2% (9th) 329 (6th) 63% (82-130) 3 7.13mil
Marv 15 60 636 10.6 5 -9.1% (63rd) 19 (64rd) 56% (60-107) 3 12.6mil
Gonzo 16 57 664 11.6 4 234 (16th) 26.3% (3rd)

72% (57-79)

3 1.4mil
Hall 4 1 9 9.0 0 N/A N/A 25% (1-4) 2 542K
Garcon 14 4 23 5.75 0 N/A N/A (3-3) 3 496K

The Colts WR structure has moved from the 1a, 1b, 3 set up to move of a 1, 2a, 2b as Marvin struggled, Reggie continued to be a elite WR and Gonzo matured. Dallas Clark and Joseph Addai acted as a 4th/5th WR when they spread it out leaving little time for Hall and Garcon (6 of the pairs 7 targets came from Jim Sorgi week 17).

In the very likely event that Marvin is released or retired the Colts will need to add another reciever. With Clark, Tamme and Addai on the roster the new WR won't have to be a part of the offense right away, but the Colts will carry more than 4 WRs, especially since 2 of those 4 have played almost exclusively on special teams.

Free Agents (average of 06/07 seasons in parenthesis)

Player Age (in Sept 09) Games Catches Yards YPR TDs DYAR DVOA Catch %

TJ Houshmandzadeh (CIN)

 

32 14 (15) 92 (101) 904 (1113) 9.8 (11.0) 4 (10.5) 164 [23rd] (274) 2.4% [34th] (11.3%) 67% (67%)

Bobby Engram (SEA)

 

36 13  (11.5) 47 (59) 489 (719) 10.4 (12.2) 0 (3.5) -34 [74th] (171) -18.0% [76th] (13.6%) 59% (69%)

Devery Henderson (NO)

 

27 15 (14.5)
32 (26)
793 (577)
24.8 (22.2) 3 (4.5) 213 [17th] (153) 36.5% [1st] (25.2%)

57%

(53.7%)

Shaun McDonald (DET)

 

28 12 (16) 35 (46) 332 (540) 9.5 (11.7) 1 (3.5) -49 [78th] (51) -23.4 [78th](-9.3%) 53%

A thin FA class, TJ Housh is the big name then it's a 36 year old WR coming off a terrible season, a excellent deep threat with questionable hands and a career 3rd/4th WR (in pass heavy Os).

Housh has been the possession reciever to Chad Ocho Cinco's deep threat. High receptions, low YPR, High Catch %. He works the short routes for small to medium gains.

Engram was a FO favorite as well as Matt Hasselbeck's go to WR on 3rd down, but age, QB injury and general suckitude by the Seahawks lead to an awful contract year for him.

Devery Henderson is the best pure deep threat in the game, averaging almost 25 yards per catch for the Saints this season. He struggles with drops, but a 59% is very good for a reciever who catches his average pass over 15 yards downfield (16.3 AirYards per Reception)

McDonald worked the slot and as a returnman in Saint Louis and Detriot for the first 6 years of his career. In 2007 he almost reached both 1,000 yards and a positive DVOA. He's a 3rd/4th WR that had a big, but not all that effiecent season in the Martz offense 2 years ago. If some team doesn't see the near 1,000 yard season and overpay he could be a cheap (mediocre) veteran addition.

Draft

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#1 Micheal Crabtree (Texas Tech) Micheal Crabtree (Texas Tech) Micheal Crabtree (Texas Tech) Micheal Crabtree (Texas Tech) Micheal Crabtree (Texas Tech)
#2 Jeremy Maclin (Missouri) Percy Harvin (Florida) Jeremy Maclin (Missouri) Jeremy Maclin (Missouri) Jeremy Maclin (Missouri)
#3 Percy Harvin (Florida) Jeremy Maclin (Missouri) Percy Harvin (Florida) Percy Harvin (Florida) Percy Harvin (Florida)
#4 Darrius Heyward-Bey (Maryland) Darrius Heyward-Bey (Maryland) Hakeem Nicks (North Carolina) Darrius Heyward-Bey (Maryland) Hakeem Nicks (North Carolina)
#5 Kenny Britt (Rutgers) Kenny Britt (Rutgers) Darrius Heyward-Bey (Maryland) Brandon LaFell (LSU) Darrius Heyward-Bey (Maryland)
#6 Hakeem Nicks (North Carolina) Derrick WIlliams (Penn State) Kenny Britt (Rutgers) Derrick WIlliams (Penn State) Brandon LaFell (LSU)
#7 Louis Murphy (Florida) Jauquin Iglesias (Oklahoma) Derrick WIlliams (Penn State) Kenny Britt (Rutgers) Jauquin Iglesias (Oklahoma)
#8 Jauquin Iglesias (Oklahoma) Mohamed Massaquoi (Georgia) Jauquin Iglesias (Oklahoma) Hakeem Nicks (North Carolina) Derrick WIlliams (Penn State)
#9 Mohamed Massaquoi (Georgia) Brian Robiske (Ohio State) Brian Robiske (Ohio State) Louis Murphy (Florida) Kenny Britt (Rutgers)
#10 Derrick WIlliams (Penn State) Louis Murphy (Florida) Ramses Barden (Cal Poly) Jauquin Iglesias (Oklahoma) Ramses Barden (Cal Poly)