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  1. Every year come draft time the media and fans tend to show their horns and bash certain picks and praise others all with very little knowledge of the individual player and the reason they were selected. Just like last year you HAVE to factor in Carson Wentz as your 3rd Round Pick just like Buckner last year.....otherwise you are not giving justice to the full draft. Ballard and Company's draft track record should give critics pause when bashing XYZ player/pick. Since 2017 43 of his 45 draft picks are on an NFL roster and contributing. The lone 2, Malik Hooker and Reece Fountain - b
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  2. Like all radical draft fans, I scour the internet daily for interesting tidbits about the upcoming draft...especially where it pertains to my Colts. I have my theories, which are sometimes different from my guesses, just like all of you might have. Here is a list of things I think I think. Rampant assumptions that are often falsehoods: 1) The Colts didn't do enough in FA. First of all, Free agency is neither won nor lost before the season has been executed to determine the success or failure of lost/acquired/or not acquired players. Let's take Mack for example. Some felt it w
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  3. Jim's suffered from depression over the years and lost, perhaps the love of his life, a few years back, right before his arrest. His push for the Colts organization to work hard to de-stigmatize mental illness is impressive. Too many are lost to suicide when they cannot admit their affliction and get some help. This is a worthy effort. Note: lots of Colts greats are featured in the video
    23 points
  4. Lets go through this and see if he's right. QB: We have Wentz instead of Rivers and gained Elhinger. Probably better here as long as Wentz is adequate. RB: The same starters which is great, and a solid UDFA as well that can compete right away. WR: Definitely better depth-wise and for competition. However, none of them are guaranteed to make the team. Also get Campbell back and have him play when he hasn't played before. TE: Add Granson to the group and it's a bit better. Lost Burton, but that should be a even exchange this year and an upgrade year two and beyond if h
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  5. https://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-360-the-powerful-story-behind-kwity-paye-s-name I am going to be rooting for Kwity Paye as hard as I've ever rooted for any Colt in my life. And I hope his mom finds the peace, love, and happiness that she has EARNED. I am amazed at the journey that she has endured. I don't care if this man gets a single sack in his rookie season. As long as he gets 1% better each day, and helps us win games, I hope he stays a Colt for life.
    21 points
  6. Good OT will be there at 54 Good DE will not
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  7. We draft the 2nd best DE, and people still complain. Unbelievable.
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  8. The Colts gave up Andre Bad Moon Rison (5x Pro Bowler) and Chris Hinton (7 x Pro Bowler, 3 x All Pro, when it actually meant something) and a 1st Rd pick to draft J. George. Updated! The T. Richardson trade isn’t even close to that failure of a trade. It’s just somewhat of a current event for some.
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  9. Our draft is over. Take some time and actually look into our new players. See how they fit into what we want to do. Back off the ledge and/or drop the pitchforks. Just remember this isn't a one man show and the Colts front office is VERY well respected around the league. They're the pros, we're the schmos. Be critical if you feel the need, but don't be a toddler about it. Go Colts!
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  10. I will give the draft a B. I really like our first 2 picks. Our DL has every opportunity to be one the the best units in the NFL. Granson I think was a really solid pick, I see him doing good things. His athletic ability is off the charts. Davis, I am a little on the fence about, but I am sure he will be fine and after all he is a 5th round pick. Expectations are not very high. I like the the QB pick, Sam is a tough competitor and I think he will create good competition with Eason. IMO, this was the perfect opportunity to get a 3rd QB. You wouldn
    18 points
  11. Every. Year. Y'all need to breathe, lol
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  12. We need to deal with widespread mental health problems and addiction and rampant suicide. Help is not readily available, if at all. I don't know anyone whose life hasn't been touched in some way by one or more of these. So proud of this organization for taking this on. It is desperately needed
    18 points
  13. Falling behind what/who? I feel like all anyone cares about is whether the team drafted players at positions of perceived need. The LT situation is way overblown. The Colts could start the worst LT in the league and still have a top ten OL. We picked up guys off the street late in the season last year, and still had good line play. They have a great stable of backs, TEs who can block, a QB who can move, and a coaching staff that promotes a line-friendly passing attack. I'd rather have a rock solid LT, but the freak-out over LT has become outrageous. And that's without
    17 points
  14. I'll go with option #1
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  15. The 2nd qb on the depth chart will play. Is this supposed to be a hard question? Answer seems pretty obvious.
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  16. Soooo Ballard once again told us exactly what he was going to do or not do and why but people ignored it because it’s not what they wanted?
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  17. he does it every year.
    16 points
  18. Odd. You picked him in mock 7.2B
    14 points
  19. 1. Paye 2. Dayo Operation murder Trevor Lawrence in effect.
    14 points
  20. There wasn’t an OT available without reaching. Good on Ballard
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  21. https://www.nfl.com/news/colts-initiative-aims-to-help-end-stigma-around-mental-health-issues I admire Mr. Irsay, he’s publicly disgraced himself a handful of times but he owned up to it every time. Mental Health has no bounds, doesn’t care if your rich or poor, young or old, strong or weak. It will come for whomever. God bless all of us who struggle with such ailments.
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  22. Ballard stuck to his guns and didn't draft a guy that he didn't have rated that high so he could pick a player he did have rated highly. Good for him. We have to wait and see how the draft picks turn out every year. I remember so many people on here bashing him for the Leonard pick as well.
    13 points
  23. This kid is special. And I don’t just mean as a football player, but as a person as well. He will always work hard and play hard to be the best version of himself. Nobody vets prospects quite the way we do. So when Chris Ballard passed on trading down and took the player and called it one of the easiest decisions of his career, that was it for me. We didn’t address the position I wanted, but I’m ok. I’m not even sure we took the player I was thinking, yet I’m ok. The more I know, the more I love this kid. I tell my wife the Colts have a TON of players who are e
    13 points
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  25. I just feel like one of these days, the defensive pass rush of this team is going to blow up and people are going to say “where’d this come from?” well, three 2nd round draft picks in Lewis, Banagou and Turay first round pick in Paye first round trade for an allpro tackle in Buckner the talent and potential is there. We gotta put it together.
    13 points
  26. Brandon Burlsworth's car accident......kid worked so hard to come so far and was the type of player and person who fits the franchise perfectly. I have zero doubt he would have helped anchor the O Line for years and brought us higher success. You havent watched the film "Greater" about his life find it and invest 2 hours and you wont regret it.....(I watched it on Tubi last year). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greater_(film)
    13 points
  27. https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2021/04/19/zach-pascal-george-odum-sign-colts-rfa-tenders/
    12 points
  28. After doing a little research and letting things settle in for almost a week since Day 1.......... Day 1 Overall Grade: A Pick: Edge Kwity Paye 1-21 My thoughts that night: Great pick. A little surprised he dropped to 21, but stoked he did. Aside from checking all the boxes in terms of potential, he's a walk off grand slam in terms of "story" and character. Only thing I didn't like is that he was Michigan product lol, but he's all Blue now. My thoughts now: Unchanged. 2021 Impact: Will be at minimum early contributor 1-2 dow
    11 points
  29. Waiting on that Fisher or Leno LT signing
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  30. I am absolutely against moving Big Q to LT you don’t want to mess with the chemistry that them 4 guys have playing together and you don’t move a player that is the best his position. Do I think he can do it yes but I rather have 1 question mark than 3 how is Q gonna hold up over a season at LT how is the new LG gonna play and how is Kelly gonna mess with the new guard ..... most NFL teams can scheme for outside tackle pressure it is interior pressure that causes all the major headaches
    11 points
  31. This year, perhaps more than any other year in my 9 years here as a member of Colts.com Stanford has more draft worthy players than I can recall. And, for a variety of complicated reasons that I won't bore you with, the football program has taken a very sharp downturn, and it's not clear if or when we will ever be a very good program again. So, I thought I'd write small profiles of our Stanford kids.... this will be in order of how I think they will come off the board. I will try to place them within 40 picks. Normally I try for smaller windows than that,
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  33. They stay in Baltimore so i’d only be an hour and a half away and could attend every game.
    11 points
  34. I thought this was an interesting watch: There are really only a handful of Superstar Free Agent signings that you can point to and say "that's why they won a SB": Tom Brady to Tampa. Reggie White to Green Bay. Deion Sanders to Dallas/SF. Brees to New Orleans. Peyton to Denver. And every one of those guys is in the conversation of being the best to play their position... like ever. But the key is that the teams they went to had already been built through the draft, which is what Ballard is doing. If you build it, they will come. (We can kind of already see
    11 points
  35. That might be your perspective.... but if you believe in the combination of Reich and Ballard then I’d say Wentz might still be bad, but I wouldn’t say he could “easily be bad”. I’d say possible, but not likely. Reich brought out the best in Luck in one season when AL had almost no training camp. Reich brought out Rivers to one of his best seasons in his career in another year with no off-season and minimal camp. Reich helped JB to a decent first half until he got hurt. So there is a track record of success for Frank. There’s reason for some cautious opt
    11 points
  36. https://theathletic.com/2572409/2021/05/07/justin-fields-better-than-zach-wilson-micah-parsons-potential-with-cowboys-execs-unfiltered-on-nfl-draft/ Mike Sando interviewed NFL execs after the draft to see what they think about the draft of other teams and here's what some of them said about the Colts: In the part about the Bills:
    10 points
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  39. His rankings: 14th for Jeremiah 18th for Zierlein 19th for McShay 20th for Kiper I don’t have a PFF rank for him. If anyone has that, please add that to this thread. Thnx. Odds are he was much higher on the Cokts board because we have the health and character background info that analysts typically don't. So certain players that they have on their boards, were likely OFF our board. In his press conference, Ballard said he had offers, but it wasn't enough value to give up a player they loved. He called this one of th
    10 points
  40. You all need to chill. I’m old enough to remember when people hated the following Ballard picks Nelson(half this forum wanted Bradley Chubb) Brayden Smith Darius Leonard Julian Blackmon Jonathon Taylor no Ballard hasn’t hit on all his picks, but find me a GM who does. But I think we all need to slow down in calling Ballard names and saying he doesn’t know what he’s doing. He’s shown that he does and even if that’s not happening as fast as we want or the way we want, he and his team have far more resources available to them and far more knowledge. To
    10 points
  41. Wait Skip likes it? Never mind I am not on board anymore! Fire Ballard now!
    10 points
  42. Dude had an explosion number equal to JJ Watt, and was a full 0.5 second quicker in the 3 cone. Amazing.
    10 points
  43. Let them talk crap, he’s the type that feeds off of it. I have said since January that I’ve never been this high on a prospect , I think he’s better than Phillips and I think he should have gone top 10-15 in most years but the QB run pushed him down! this kid one on one gonna be a beast. And if they double him, then Buckner will be singled up and well some one gonna get hit
    10 points
  44. Telling? I don't think so; I could have written the same article with zero credibility based off Ballards' history.
    10 points
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