First Draft of the new era is over, and with newly drafted players and new FAs, an almost whole picture of the Monster can be seen.
With no surprise Colts picked Andrew Luck of Stanford with 1/1 pick, only picks of later rounds caused some excitement. With the remaining 9 picks the teem took 7 more offensive players and only two men to defense.However this season's draft seems quite ok as meeting almost all of the Colts' needs.
The question is again: is our D-line enough or O will have to overscore the opponents again?
Though draft was dominated by offensive players (I mean among players we drafted) or D-line doesn't look so bad with Mathis, Freeney, Bethea, Zbikowski. A decent CB is still a need at the team, but the new 3-4 defensive philosophy combined with Pagano's defensive mastery our D will be an average D in the League this season (I intently don't say "better than last season", as it wouldn't be a difficult task).
On the other hand, FO built a fortification around our rookie QB, and provided him targets, that would suggest, the team's gonna be offense heavy next year. If our offense would be more balanced between rushing and passing, I cannot say yet, but I smell more rush games when it comes to 3rd conversions or if the offense was in the red zone.
Anyhow I would see our D-line equipped with more decent players for being able to resist both rushing and passing games. In that meaning, Offensive arm of the Monster seems to be stronger than defensive arm.
I wouldn't grade draft yet, as new players can prove themselves earliest in the pre-season, however I think this offseason (both free agency and draft) was more successful than in recent years.
Lets's cross the fingers and wait for the season!