With the season over for the Indianapolis Colts and the first overall pick in hand speculation has begun as to their intentions. Those that wish for a trade will be dismayed to learn that this draft is seemingly thin for defensive picks at the top of the first round according to CBS Sports:
All of which sets up for a fascinating decision for the Colts. With no clear top defensive prospects to realistically consider over Luck and Griffin, they'll either have to take a quarterback, trade the pick or trade Manning.
That is fine with me, if Manning is healthy, I want to see them trade with Cleveland, and end up with this haul:
1st Round pick #4
1st Round pick #23 (roughly)
2nd Round pick #4
2013 1st Round pick
2013 3rd Round pick
I don't know if Cleveland will go for Luck, or will be smart and load up the team around Colt McCoy, but this would be my ideal situation.
I am quite confident that with this set of picks, we can grab a great load of talent...maybe Richardson at #4, Floyd at 23 (or another WR still available), and use both 2nd rounders on filling defensive holes. If Manning is healthy, I am much more concerned with loading that side of the ball with talent than getting defense.
If the Colts trade the top pick and draft an RB early in the first, I will stop following the NFL entirely. And lose a lot of faith in humanity.
@mattshedd RB's are a dime a dozen, why would we waste a 1st round pick on one?
Trends change, and Peyton with a true talent at RB would lead us back to the Edge, Manning, Harrison era. @Platinum
@mattshedd Not really. There have been way too many good backs picked later on, the best backs in the afc south were not first rounders. Its just too much of a waste to pick a back I think. I've not seen enough of M. Floyd, how much better is he than Golden Tate in your opinion?
This is absolutely idiotic thought process. Morris Claiborne is graded as one of the highest caliber cornerbacks in years and by many is considered to be a top 3 draft pick. CBS Sports is hit-hunting.