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  1. 17 minutes ago, ztboiler said:

    There is a built in likelihood of a 3rd round comp pick...so that’s worth something...

    It might not be the main reason we signed him but it certainly is a bonus.


    Belichick does this all the time and is called a genius for it.  Signing former first rounders that were cut to a one year deal, have them show the league that they're back while benefiting the team, and then letting them walk for a positive value in the comp pick formula.


    We just gotta hope the achilles heals right.  Big risk, but the team obviously thought the move worth it.

  2. Just now, Jared Cisneros said:

    Actually, Ballard agrees with me here. He said you need more draft picks to take more shots and the draft is largely based around luck. He says his scouting team is pretty good, but luck is involved.



    He said luck plays a part. He did NOT say the draft is BASED AROUND luck. That's insane. He understands that luck definitely plays a part (even moreso this year with the limited evals) but to claim that he said the draft is entirely based around random luck is even dumber than the original post.


    The front office and coaching staffs work together to identify what they think the team needs are and who best fits for the structure of the team. That's not luck.


    Maybe this is why you think you're so much smarter than the front office. You think that they base their draft strategy on luck while you read some scouting reports on google so clearly they should just pick who you want them to pick - otherwise you're not their friend (or fan) anymore.

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  3. 1 hour ago, Jared Cisneros said:

    Granson could be good, but it'll probably be Paye. I just have the feeling even though Ballard drafted Granson in the 4th round, he won't get any opportunity to start year 1, and it'll be the same duo of Doyle and Cox game 1. Paye is the only other one I see doing anything really. If we get production out of the rest, it'll be luck, and that includes Dayo, who has the torn achilles.

    That's dumb. If the rest produce it will be because the FO and coaching staff had a solid, cohesive plan in place that we, as fans, are not aware of and that actually worked. They didn't just throw darts at the board and hope it works out. The biggest question is if their plan is a good one. We'll see.

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  4. I'm at a C.


    Loved the Paye pick. Chance to get the #1 rated pass rusher with character that screams horseshoe. Was a top need. That said, there's legitimate questions about his production.


    Dayo was a big surprise. Was apparently on his way to being a big draft riser before the injury. I can get behind the player, but it feels like we bought too high. Ballard said he thinks teams coming up were interested, but I'm not sure. I think next year this will feel like a free draft pick, but it's not really fair to expect anything from him this year... which hurts in my opinion.


    Grandson is exactly what I think Reich was looking for. He seems small to me, but outside of that I'm ok with it. The drops don't worry me as much. I think he could be very involved from Week 1. Will still need a Doyle replacement in the next year or so.


    Shawn Davis is another safety. We like to collect those, lol. Should be able to get on the field in the 3 safety looks. Special teams. 5th round I'm good with that.


    Sam Ehlinger was a total shock to me. Sounds like this might have been another horseshoe character guy that we just wanted to get in the locker room. Good college production, before this last season (or 2?) there was talk of him being in the first 2 tiers of QBs if he developed. That didn't happen so he fell. I expect him to look good (and mobile) in preseason and we'll have ourselves another Brissett/Kelly fiasco between Eason/Ehlinger. Fun times ahead. Hopeful he never has to suit up unless he does win the backup.


    Strachan isn't a name I'd seen before. In the 7th round, I'm 100% on board with grabbing someone with his HWS. Compete with Patmon for a potential roster spot, but I could see him hanging out on practice squad all year for that chance to develop. Nothing wrong with a lottery ticket in the final round. Like Ehlinger, can't really *expect* him to ever contribute though.


    Fries was almost like a "here you go" from Ballard. OL depth is always welcome, and from a big program in the 7th you hope he's able to compete with what we have. I expect to sign an outside tackle that will kind of eliminate the availability of an open position, but again in the 7th I'm not critical on just throwing darts.


    This class has very high potential (if those top 2 hit we'll be lethal on D)... But overall feels overly risky to me. Really stinks we weren't able to find a LT we were comfortable with, especially being very likely without a first next year. I'm giving it a very average C. Some needs addressed, some good players added, but so much risk of bust/wasted picks. I trust Ballard and the teams evals, so I'll be rooting hard for these guys.


    Go Colts!


  5. 2 minutes ago, danlhart87 said:

    Just updating doesn't upset me 

    Oh I know. But since he's a name people have been throwing around, I expect the usual suspects will be extra sensitive that he went in our division. Every post is basically a joke for me at this point lol

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  6. 38 minutes ago, ColtJax said:

    Last year Marvin Wilson (FSU DT) is a 1st round pick, maybe a top 15 pick. This year he's still on the board. We really don't need a DT, but he's great value.

    I've thought that all off-season. Dude was DT1 last year for many before returning. Must have fallen off a cliff because all draft season he's been nowhere to be seen.

  7. 4 minutes ago, shasta519 said:

    Ballard could have gotten it done. 

    Next year’s 1 is already gone. So really it would just be Paye they are trading to get QB taken care of...and some change...which probably wouldn’t be more than the 3 they gave for Wentz anyways.


    So basically it’s Wentz (under contract) + Paye vs. Fields on a rookie deal. The difference in cap could have gone to a top tier FA...and I think Fields has more upside. 



    That's also saying it would have been acceptable to have no plan in place for QB until late April while picking #21 other than "hope someone falls".  To me, that wouldn't have been acceptable.  Wentz has shown he can be an MVP level QB and a bottom dweller.  Colts are betting he gets closer to the MVP level.  Fields could blow up or could bust.  All we can do is wait, see, and cheer for our QB.

  8. 46 minutes ago, RollerColt said:

    Jenkins, Eichenberg, Radunz, Little and Cosmi are all still on the board. At least one of them should be available by our pick tonight. Cincy should jump on Jenkins, and Eichenberg will probably follow not too long afterwards. That leaves Radunz, Little and Cosmi as potential prospects for us. 

    Christenson as well.  Heard his name more and more frequently the last couple weeks

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  9. 2 hours ago, stitches said:

    Logical - ...................Sam Cosmi

    Likely - trade down to get ^, unless we can't say no to the talent of v

    Darkhorse - ...................................................................................Caleb Farley

    Definitely my dark horse. He was near unanimous CB1 from the moment he declared until the surgery news broke. If we were ok with the physical, I'd be stoked to land Farley.

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  10. 5 minutes ago, danlhart87 said:

    Chances are Fields or Lance could be there and I wouldn't pass up the opportunity to get a franchise QB. They are unfortunately stuck with Ryan for now.

    I'm not as high on Lance, especially in top 10. I think Lawrence/Wilson/Fields is my guess for top 3. I wouldn't be surprised, at all, if they drafted Mac or Trey - but I'm not sold that the #3/4 QB is a better pick than the #1 at any other position in this draft (or the draft haul that would come from trading when a teardown/rebuild is very possibly coming in the next couple years)

  11. At #4 with 3 QBs likely going in the first 3 picks, I think they either trade back or take Sewell. Can't go wrong getting a stud LT, but with Ryan's cap hit it may behoove them to move off the pick and stock up on some future Day 1 and 2 picks if possible

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  12. 2 minutes ago, craigerb said:

    I like them both too but wouldn't gamble on trading down.

    Yeah, that's a definite risk. I'd be nervous for sure.


    Looks like this mock didn't give us an extra pick in the 2nd or 3rd, so it had to be a future pick (either a 1 or 2) which I'm all for. After this crazy year and limited scouting, I'm all for trading back this year to stock up on picks next year when (hopefully) the staff will be able to do more with the prospects.

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