The 2014 NFL Draft is three weeks away, and, despite all the mock drafts, no one truly knows what the hell the Indianapolis Colts will do at the No. 59 pick. The only thing we can go by is noting who the team brings in for private workouts.
Contrary to what many skeptics out there say, yes, private workouts do indicate interest on the part of the team. If the Colts have no intention of drafting a player, or, at the very least, weren't entertaining the thought of drafting him, they wouldn't waste their valuable time working said player out.
Of course, on draft day, just because a player was worked out doesn't guarantee the Colts will select him or sign him post-draft. The workout simply means that there is interest. Nothing more. Nothing less.
That said, here are some people the Colts have shown interest in recently:
Former Oregon CB Terrance Mitchell (@twosevenmitch) staged workout for Colts and Raiders. Ran a 4.43 in the 40. http://t.co/maCpQVuSAZ— Ross Jones (@RossJonesFOX) April 14, 2014
Article about Cal (PA) SS Dewey McDonald's private workout with Colts' S coach, Roy Anderson: http://t.co/hRhmnp7hf9— Brent Fatig (@GoHorse88) April 7, 2014
@Terrancewest28 met with the Bengals before the workout, met afterward with Colts, Jaguars' running backs coach, 49ers, Bills, Raiders— Aaron Wilson (@RavensInsider) April 7, 2014
Kyle Fuller to visit Bears, Colts, Bengals, Raiders, Jets, Broncos http://t.co/lBQDy203sI— Aaron Wilson (@RavensInsider) April 11, 2014
The #Colts have met with Louisville DE/OLB Marcus Smith three times thus far (private workout, pre-draft visit, Sr Bowl). #NFL #NFLDraft— NFL Draft Rumors (@NFLDraftRumor) April 15, 2014
For those counting at home, that's two corners (Fuller and Mitchell), a safety (McDonald), a running back (West), and an outside linebacker (Smith).
Right now, the Colts secondary is a wreck. LaRon Landry was a free agent bust last season. Antoine Bethea is now wearing a 49ers uniform, and Greg Toler is not reliable from a health standpoint. Depth in the secondary is practically non-existent. Reserve corner Cassius Vaughn signed with the Lions this offseason, leaving only Josh Gordy as a reserve corner with any game experience.
The only players in the secondary that are somewhat reliable are slot corner Darius Butler and starting corner Vontae Davis. Davis just inked a 4-year, $39 million deal.
So, yeah. The Colts kind of need to find some defensive backs in the draft.