Kiper: "Think the Colts were concerned about building a supporting cast forAndrew Luck? They showed an unbelievable commitment to Luck, adding the top two tight ends in the draft in Coby Fleener and Dwayne Allen (Luck is used to two-TE sets), a burner in T.Y. Hilton who could become a gem in the slot and even got a possible late steal with Lavon Brazill way down the board. Josh Chapman hits a big need on the interior of that defensive line, and I've even heard really positive assessments of his health situation after he actually played some games without an ACL in 2011. Colleague Trent Dilfernoted that getting all these pass-catching pieces now is a good way to develop early chemistry and give Luck a chance to succeed earlier than we suspected given the state of the lineup going into the draft. I'd make this grade a good one with Luck alone. But the Colts did that one better. They had a plan and I came away impressed."
I too was impressed and that may be the last time I ever agree with Mel Kiper.
@LovinBlue I agree entirely. Kiper clearly is the harbinger of death and therefore shouldn't be trusted no matter what. Also, Mike Mayock told me Kiper eats children.
Looks good to me too. I trust they will attend to the defense as they can now (see the UDFAs) and with other free agants and then more in the next draft ...
The bottom line is that if you're going out of your way to draft based on trend, then drafting the top two tight ends to accommodate what the future of your franchise is going to be comfortable with along with the knowledge of how effective pass-catching tight ends have been in recent history, then this is an all-win draft for the Colts. Chapman is just icing on the cake IMHO.