The Colts wisely re-signed Reggie Wayne to give Luck a consistent and dependable target, but they need to add another player who can work outside the numbers. Wayne, 33, is not a deep threat at this stage of his career and a field stretcher is sorely needed to keep defenses honest. Following the release of Dallas Clark, and the free-agency departure of Jacob Tamme to Denver, the Colts are left with just 2010 fifth-rounder Brody Eldridge at tight end. When healthy — and that hasn’t been often in his first two seasons — Eldridge can be an above-average blocker, but he has totaled just 14 catches.
They're right about needing viable targets but I disagree that wideout is the biggest need. Andrew Luck wasn't blessed with great receivers at Stanford. Instead he targeted tight end Coby Fleener frequently in the deep game. Still, the point remains that it is a relatively poor idea to pick a QB first overall and then ask him to toil away with no receivers.
If Fleener is around that would be a solid pick, but I kinda expect him to be gone somewhere around 30th or 32nd. Might be worth trading up a couple spots, but the Colts have so many needs that trading down for more picks makes more sense in a lot of ways.
I think the Colts should get the best pass catcher available in the 2nd round... WR or pass-catching type TE. I think there will be a borderline first round prospect- someone who slips at one of those positions available at the 34th pick. So best player available at one of those positions. They should focus on offense this year early, so Luck has a chance.
Yeah, I would rather grab one late, or at least the 3rd round at the earliest. I know that WR is a big need, but we have other needs as well, and I have seen late round WRs really step up, no need to waste a early round draft pick in this year. Also, there are two guys next year that are #1 type receivers in my view in Kenaan Allen and Robert Woods, I would rather draft a mid round guy and see how he turns out and have a chance at one of these guys next year instead of using a early draft pick on a WR.
Something that is very interesting, looking at the teams in the NFL, very few teams have a #1 receiver that was not drafted in the 1st round, only a couple have WR's drafted in the 2nd round as there #1 and I think less than 5 teams have #1's that were drafted outside the 1st and 2nd round, Buffalo, NE, NO, Miami, Stl, Pitt, SD, and if you would like you could scratch NE off it you wanted to count either Gronk or Aaron and Gates.
Also most teams top 2 receivers are either 1st or 2nd round picks, maybe I am undervaluing drafting multiple WR's early in the draft.
I think they need to draft 2 WRs in this draft, plus at least one TE. Donnie Avery is no sure thing, and both Collie and White are free agents after this season. I could also see a RB in later rounds.
@LiquoredUpIdiotKicker that would be a horrible draft
@LiquoredUpIdiotKicker one TE, and one WR, Avery is not sure thing but I would not count him out so quickly, TE in the 2nd would be okay if it is Fleener possibly Allen if we trade back a little, but as the draft approaches and as I look at our team, I am thinking maybe not WR with the 2nd draft pick.