Here is the third installment of a series that is meant to bring awareness to some players the Colts should be looking at in the 2014 NFL Draft. The series started with wide receivers, last week was inside linebackers and now it is time for the safeties – both strong and free safety.
The safety position was one of the weakest areas for the Colts last year. The signing of LaRon Landry has been a whiff – like many of his tackle attempts – and Antoine Bethea’s production wasn’t what it used to be. For now, the Colts seem to be stuck with Landry, but he has a long injury history and missed four games last year – so the team can’t always count on him. His replacement – Delano Howell – was actually very good in his time on the field, but it was a small sample size (four starts). It also remains to be a mystery if the team will even re-sign Bethea. With all things considered, drafting a safety is something the Colts should seriously be considering – and luckily, this draft has a lot of good ones.
Disclaimer: I did not create, nor do I own the highlight videos. I simply tried to find the best video to showcase the skills of these young players. If the selected music is not to your taste, I suggest muting the video and playing some of your own music. Also, finding highlight videos of safeties isn’t as easy compared to finding them for wide receivers. Some of these will be highlights from just one game, but hopefully you can get the feel for the player from the game.