As soon as the Indianapolis Colts selected Miami wide receiver Phillip Dorsett in the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft, it was clear that most Colts fans weren't thrilled about the selection of a receiver that early. It appears that Colts' star wideout T.Y. Hilton isn't too thrilled, either.
"There's nothing I can do about that," Hilton told the Indianapolis Star's Zak Keefer on Wednesday regarding the pick. "That's who they picked. That's cool with me."
Hilton added that, "Nothing in this league should surprise anybody. (It was) a pick that they thought we needed, so I guess that's what we needed to help this team."
To be sure, he doesn't sound thrilled about Dorsett coming to Indianapolis, though he's doing his best to say the right things. And it's easy to understand why Hilton might not be too happy about the pick. Phillip Dorsett is a player very similar to T.Y. Hilton, and it didn't take long for people to connect the dots and wonder whether the selection was bad news for Hilton's future with the team, as the wideout is entering the final year of his contract and is sure to receive a significant, well-deserved deal in a year. And while the plan is still for Indy to keep him around, Hilton has likely lost some of his negotiating leverage.
The Colts' wide receiver position looks stacked right now. With T.Y. Hilton, Andre Johnson, Donte Moncrief, Phillip Dorsett, Duron Carter, and others all looking to make the 53-man roster and compete for playing time, quarterback Andrew Luck won't have a shortage of options to look to in the passing game, especially considering the tight end duo of Coby Fleener and Dwayne Allen as well.
"I haven't really watched him, (but) I know he's fast," Hilton told Keefer of Dorsett. "I think we're deep (at the receiver position). All of the guys can go out there and play. It's going to be fun; it's going to be a battle."