Colts trade 5th round pick and conditional 2019 3rd round pick to Dolphins for Ja’Wuan James (condition being if James re-signs with Colts after 2018). Dolphins are reportedly going to cut him if they can't find a trading partner, but I'd say it'd be worth a trade to not get into a bidding war for a solid upgrade at RT.
Jack Mewhort - 4mil / 1yr - Give him a prove it deal, but be ready to sign a veteran backup who you'd feel okay with starting if he can't stay healthy.
Pierre Dessir - 1.5 mil / 1yr - Proved to be good depth last year.
Mike Person - 800k / 1yr - Same comment as for Dessir. I thought he filled in well.
Free Agent Signing:
T.J. Carrie, CB (Raiders) - 30mil / 4yr - Coming off a good year for Oakland, we could use an infusion at the CB1 position. Carrie is 27 and should be in his prime for a few more years.
Demario Davis, LB (Jets) - 21mil / 3yr - Another player coming into his prime. Davis is coming off a good year for the Jets, and could play MLB in our defense.
Paul Richardson, WR (Seahawks) - 28mil / 4yr - A speedy receiver who has been trending upward over the course of his career. The Colts could offer a more receiver friendly offense than the Seahawks did.
Dontari Poe, DL (Falcons) - 18mil / 3yr - Poe signed a "prove it" deal last year, and played well after receiving little interest on the open market. He's a high risk, high reward signing but can be a terrific interior disruptor.
Dion Lewis, RB (Patriots) - 15mil / 3yr - A super shifty running back who has durability concerns. Lewis has been fantastic for the Patriots over the past could seasons, and can be a good part of our re-vamped backfield.
Senio Kelemete, OL (Saints) 6mil / 2yr - Here's the veteran backup I mentioned when discussing Mewhort. Kelemete is a solid pass protector who is best at guard but can cover RT in an emergency.
Virgil Green, TE (Broncos) 5mil / 2yr - Not a sexy signing, but a terrific blocking tight end can make a difference in tight games down the stretch. Has a bit of receiving ability too, although is more of a blocker.
*Colts trade pick 3 to Bills for picks 12, 22, 53, 2019 2nd round pick
12 - Roquan Smith, LB, Georgia - An elite linebacker prospect who can cover and is a tackling machine.
22 - Isaiah Wynn, OL, Georgia - Double dipping on the Bulldogs and going with a great prospect who can both pass protect and run block at a very high level.
36 - Josh Sweat, Edge, Florida St. - The most athletic edge rusher at the combine, this guy has an advanced skill set and reportedly really loves the game and is a great student of it.
53 - Nathan Shepherd, DL, Fort Hayes St. - A small school gem who tore up the senior bowl and had a good combine.
67 - Rashad Penny, RB, San Diego St. - Another smaller school prospect, who will give us a bigger back who is also very elusive and fits a west coast offense.
104 - J’Mon Moore, WR, Missouri - This guy will give us some size at receiver - and minus his 40 yard dash he had an awesome combine.
178 - Oren Burks, LB, Vanderbilt - An athletic linebacker with good coverage skills (played safety his first 2 years of college).
221 - Arrion Springs, CB, Oregon - An underrated combine snub who defended 42 passes over the past 3 years for the Ducks including 18 in 2017.
QB: A. Luck, J. Brissett
RB: D. Lewis, R. Penny, M. Mack, R. Turbin
WR: T. Hilton, P. Richardson, C. Rogers, J. Moore
TE: J. Doyle, V. Green, E. Swoope
OT: A. Castonzo, J. James, J. Haeg, D. Good
OG: I. Wynn, J. Mewhort, S. Kelemete
C: R. Kelly, M. Person
NT: D. Poe, A. Woods
DT: J. Hankins, H. Anderson, H. Ridgeway, N. Shepherd
DE: J. Sheard, J. Sweat, J. Simon, T. Basham
LB: D. Davis, R. Smith, J. George, A. Walker, O. Burks
S: M. Hooker, C. Geathers, M. Farley, T. Green
CB: T. Carrie, Q. Wilson, N. Hairston, P. Dessir, A. Springs
Projected Special Teams:
K: A. Vinatieri
P: R. Sanchez
LS: L. Rhodes