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One thing I am excited about is that this is a young group that can grow together, granted TY will probably always be a #2 in this league going with the core of Luck, Hilton, Allen, Ballard, and possibly Fleener for the next 5 years should be very good for the Colts.
I do hope that they have been working out together during a little of the offseason, especially Hilton and Luck, I think the better you get with timing and familiarity the less drops Hilton will have in the future.
5 days, 9 hours ago on T.Y. Hilton and Dwayne Allen look like huge steals after one year
@naptown_ninja I think all of Polians draft picks were guys that he felt fit the system, I think line is always a tough area to draft especially for tackles, that even goes for teams with high draft picks, I honestly think the ones we got we just did not get too lucky with, injuries, retirement, not filling potential.
I think it is simple, while I liked Shipley(even when he came from college) he is not what the Colts are looking for right now for one reason or another, obviously we are really working on running the ball next year, and feel that Shipley is not the long term answer for that scheme, Holmes might not be either but instead of waiting around with him 3rd on the depth chart lets give him a chance to show us what he has, hopefully he develops and if not we go in a different direction. Not sure he will beat out Satele in the offseason but I sure am hoping he does.
Two final things, Holmes is actually a guy that I thought the Colts might target at one point, and him getting picked in the 4th did not come from no where, maybe the Colts picking him in the 4th after seeing what they did was a surprise but I don't think it was radical. He has a decent amount of upside, but has obvious weaknesses.
Last thing, believe it or not this team is still in a rebuilding process, maybe not as big as it was last year, but we definitely did not finish it last year and it will continue throughout this year.
1 week, 2 days ago on Colts trade C A.Q. Shipley for conditional draft pick
@zgs1288 @Kyle Rodriguez then we resign him :)
1 week, 3 days ago on Colts trade C A.Q. Shipley for conditional draft pick
I actually think Werners get off standing up is on par with his hand in the ground which is pretty impressive, if he learns to stay low and play to the whistle he should be pretty solid, but that is yet to be seen. The 2014 4th rounder does not worry me as much as long as we do good next season, we basically moved down about 12 spot if we have a comparable year to last year.
3 weeks, 2 days ago on Final Draft Summary: Colts Focus on Trenches, Forgo Addressing Skill Positions
@unitas19 Are you thinking about a different guy? http://www.stateofthetexans.com/sott-draft-profile-sheldon-price-ucla/
3 weeks, 3 days ago on Colts Updated UDFA List
lol yeah 6-2 170 dude is thin
Even more than that like Chapman he is undersized and plays bigger than his size, he also helped hold his team together like Chapman, actually I could see him as a future starter not just a backup depending on how he develops.
3 weeks, 3 days ago on The Colts Draft Oregon Safety John Boyett with the 24th Pick in the 6th Round
Rodrick Rumble seems like a guy who might be able to stick around as well, not super fast, but seems to have pretty good hands and at 6-2 209 has a good build, he is long and goes up and gets the ball, didn't really get to see much of his route running though.
@unitas19 I don't think so, he is 6-2 170, not much of a nickle guy pretty long and lanky, I would give the edge to Daxton out of anyone. Also the Stanford WR getting a shot is probably more due to a favor from the coach, he really was never that productive and seems more like a track guy, I think the guys that we picked up last year have a better chance of sticking around than him.
I like Denodus O'Bryant, reminds me of our 7th round pick, besides he may have more lateral quickness, wouldn't be surprised if he makes the team, watch Price, Malone, Swanson, and Simpsons tape as well, not really impressed by any especially the CBs, Price plays too high and needs to add weight and strength, Malones video was basically him playing in zone and he really didn't show much of anything, he was going against Josh Boyce though. Swanson has the physical skills I think but he needs a lot of coaching, maybe he makes the practice squad. Simpson might also make the practice squad, he needs coaching as well but can make some tough catches and is a willing blocker. Will try to checkout some of the other guys tomorrow.
3 weeks, 4 days ago on Colts Updated UDFA List
Yeah, he is pretty decent with the ball in his hands, gets to top speed quickly, I just wonder how he is at blocking, was not able to see any of that in his tape, but pretty good hands for a future FB.
Was hoping for Lonnie Pryor, Jasper Collins , Tony Jefferson and Ray Ray Armstrong
Nice pick up, hope this works out for us
3 weeks, 4 days ago on Colts Select UT-Martin Defensive Tackle Montori Hughes After Trading Back into the 5th Round
I'm okay with this, would have liked to grab a different guy, but if he can play hard and compete I am not to worried, would have liked to take a chance on a flier but does not look like that is happening today.
3 weeks, 4 days ago on The Colts Draft Oregon Safety John Boyett with the 24th Pick in the 6th Round
I think it all depends on if he gets back to his 2011 form, if he does that he can most likely start from day one, if not I think practice squad is his best bet, but I could honestly see Samson getting cut, don't think he did much of anything last year... ANYTHING
3 weeks, 4 days ago on Colts Draft Khaled Holmes, Center, USC, with the 24th Pick in the 4th Round
@bradicus18 The Hughes pick is more inline with what I was thinking :)
One thing I liked about Grigson last year was that he was not scared to trade up to grab guys he really liked, last year it seemed like he and I(as if it matters) were on the same page, this year not so much, I think there were times where he could have traded up and gambled but he did not, I understand we only have a certain amount of picks in this years draft but there are always next years picks to trade as well.
Would have loved to trade up to get the C out of Cal, I think he would have been a much better fit for us, but oh well, not just time to wait until the 7th round.
@bradicus18 Yeah, he did play a lot better in junior year, and they say he was dealing with a high ankle injury in his sr year. Not sure how this pick turn out, or where he ends up playing, but I am hoping for the best.
@MarcusDugan your welcome, not really to excited about the Holmes pick, did not mind it at first, but he does not seem like a good scheme fit, seems to have a big problem with strong DTs, so only 1 pick that I really like so far, not a good year for me and the Colts drafting
3 weeks, 4 days ago on Colts Draft OG Hugh Thornton with the 24th Pick in the 3rd Round