Take this season for example. Four of Grigson’s 11 picks last April started at least 12 games for the Eagles this year. Seven played in at least 12 games, and four appeared in all 16.
That’s the kind of results the Colts need this spring.
Indianapolis had just five picks last April. Only first-round offensive tackle Anthony Castonzo made at least 12 starts.
With the Colts picking first in every odd round this spring, and second in each even round, they have to do better than that.
I hate to nitpick, but Pick #2 last year got hurt in his first game, and Drake Nevis, pick #3 played bowt half the seasonb4 getting hurt
We'll actually be picking from a pool of talent that might make the Colts think twice about paying big money to guys like Mathis or Wayne or Saturday. Maybe some of the cap-related stuff might work itself out if we hit on on a few early round draft picks? The last draft was good, and Grigson's first will be even better, just by virtue of his improved drafting position over last year. My optimism remains foolishly high.
The Colts' picks didn't start because of injuries. The Colts should have had 3 players (out of 5 picks) who were good starters.
So...does Grigson indeed deserve all the credit for those picks? Was he just a part of the process? Because the buck stops with him from here on, for sure. Let's find out. (Hoping...)
@Kyle Rodriguez Terrific point Kyle. It will be viewed as a good draft if Ijalana alone recovers.
@coltsfanawalt Hard to say. He evaluated personnel so he had a hand in it. It's doubtful he selected the players but it's clear his scouts were doing a good job at finding talent in the college ranks.