Are you sure? How do you know the pain killing injections were not cortisone? I've been to pain doctors for my hips, cortisone was the only thing offered.
Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck will miss his ninth game of the season when he sits out Sunday's contest against the Titans because of his unhealed lacerated kidney. But now we're learning more about the degree to which Luck was hurt during his first injury-related absence earlier this season.
According to an NFL source, Luck sustained torn cartilage on two of his ribs and was still coping with significant pain after returning to the lineup for four games in late October and early November. The injury likely affected Luck's performance after he returned from a two-game absence that the Colts attributed to a shoulder injury. Luck, according to the source, needed pain-killing injections to play and was quite limited by the injury. https://www.indystar.com/story/sports/nfl/colts/2015/12/31/andrew-luck-rib-injury-indianapolis-colts/78139866/
The #5 overall pick last year was worth 1700 points. If we were to drop to #16 overall, that pick is worth 1000 points. This leaves 700 points worth of draft.
Round 2 16th pick (#48 overall) is worth 420 points
Leaving 280 points.
Could probably pick up their 3rd round pick as well, or a player. The 80th spot (Round 3, 16th pick) is worth 190 points.
So, moving from the top to the mid "should" generate 2 extra draft spots in the ideal areas to address the line.
This would mean the Colts would have
R1: 16 overall
R2: 37, 48
R3: 69, 80
Plus whatever supplemental picks and normal picks