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  1. BlueStallion

    Colts in talks with Inman

    It would be serendipity if Jeffery Simmons slid to the Colts at pick 34. I think Parris Campbell would be much better value at pick 59. Even if Ballard misses out on Campbell, he could still draft a smaller but very fast/quick WR in the 4th or 5th round to develop in the mold of T.Y., such as Mecole Hardman (4.33 speed).
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    We will only win one more game this year.

    Gotta keep re-bumping this post. It's become a good luck charm. It's now meme worthy.
  3. Interesting: They rated Adrian Peterson as the "Biggest Steal" among the 2018 free agent signings. The runner-up in that category was Pierre Desir.
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    Rookie Rankings

    Ballard's 2018 draft has already proven to be phenomenal, and there could be even more payoff in the future. We don't know enough yet about Cain and Fountain, but if either one of them develops into a productive starter, this draft haul may be the best ever -- by any team.
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    Amazing analysis on our team

    Excellent analysis from a Texans fan about Andrew Luck and the Colts. He posted this video the day before the Colts beat the Titans to get into the wildcard round: The Colts could be the AFC's worst playoff nightmare
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    Ballard talks the first 3/4's of the Season...

    In addition to Ballard supporting Reich's decisions to go for it on 4th down, I also liked his answer to another question later in the interview: ***** How do you see the 2017 and 2018 draft classes coming along? And where do you think the Colts should target picks in the upcoming draft? “...all those guys have done really well. So, no, we’re very pleased. And then for what we’re targeting — look: we’re gonna continue to press the button on every position, and early in the draft. I think one of the big mistakes you can make is if you pass up a great player at any position. You’ve got to always keep your mind open and can’t target in on just a specific need. You don’t want to pass up a special player. Quenton Nelson, I mean, it happened to be a need too, but Quenton Nelson would’ve been good no matter what. I mean, so don’t ever pass up a special player.” ***** This is Ballard declaring he'll draft BPA regardless of need. However, the odds are quite high that any player he drafts will fill a need because the Colts must upgrade and reinforce so many positions (EDGE, DT, DE, CB, SS, OT, WR, RB).
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    The Good and the Lucky

    Chris Ballard is pursuing a strategy of patiently and methodically building a winning team primarily through the draft. However, this proven approach only works for GMs who can consistently scout and identify exceptional talent every year. Furthermore, it's not enough to just pick competent prospects who won't bust. Drafting average-to-good young players will, at best, only replace the veteran starters who leave each year due to free agency, injuries, and retirement. Making consistently sound picks will NOT be sufficient to elevate the overall talent level on a roster above that of more talented teams. Such 'solid' franchises often languish in mediocrity year after year. Any GM worth his salt will find two or maybe three long-term keepers in each draft, but he also needs to be lucky. It's expected that he should find excellent starters in the first and second rounds, but what makes him look brilliant is when he hits on a surprisingly elite player in the middle or late rounds. Accumulating just a few of these "draft steals" over several years will amass the talent necessary to propel a team from pretender to contender. Imagine how differently the Colts past seasons could have turned out if the team had drafted Jimmy Graham in the 3rd round, or Jared Allen in the 4th, or Richard Sherman in the 5th, or Antonio Brown in the 6th. The point is, even though it's better to be lucky than good, a successful GM needs to be both good AND lucky. Which rookie do you predict will turn out to be Ballard's big steal from the 2018 draft? My vote is Deon Cain.
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    Who’s our #2

    My dream scenario for the Colts would be some team with a mid-to-late 2nd round pick wanting to jump up to #36 to get a player they REALLY covet, and they make an offer you can't refuse: Their 2nd rounder plus their 2019 1st rounder. Would you pass on these talented players and trade down?
  9. Round 1 - #6 A: Bradley Chubb (DE) NC State B: Quenton Nelson (OG) Notre Dame C: Roquan Smith (LB) Georgia Round 2a - #36 A: Tremaine Edmunds (LB) Virginia Tech B: Rashaan Evans (LB) Alabama Round 2b - #37 A: Will Hernandez (OG) UTEP B: Isaiah Wynn (OG) Georgia Round 2c - #49 A: Billy Price (OG) Ohio State B: Lorenzo Carter (OLB/EDGE) Georgia Round 3 - #67 A: Josh Sweat (OLB/EDGE) FSU B: Sony Michel (RB) Georgia Round 4 - #104 A: Johnson, Kerryon (RB) Auburn B: Rashaad Penny (RB) San Diego State Round 5 - #140 A: Nick Chubb (RB) Georgia B: Holton Hill (CB) Texas Round 6 - #178 A: Royce Freeman (RB) Oregon B: Joseph Noteboom (OT) TCU Round 7 - #221 A: Will Richardson (OT) North Carolina State B: Korey Robertson (WR) Southern Miss
  10. Posted 01 April 2015 - 11:55 AM Round 1 - #29 A - Malcolm Brown, DL, Texas B - Shane Ray, DE/OLB, Missouri C - Landon Collins, S, Alabama Round 2 - #61 A - T.J. Clemmings, OL, Pittsburgh B - Ameer Abdullah, RB, Nebraska Round 3 - #93 A - Doran Grant, CB, Ohio State B - Henry Anderson, DE, Stanford Round 4 - #128 A - Jeremiah Poutasi, OL, Utah B - Cody Prewitt, S, Ole Miss Round 5 - #165 A - Clayton Geathers, S, UCF B - Taiwan Jones, ILB, Michigan State Round 6a - #204 A - Darren Waller, WR/TE, Georgia Tech B - Gerod Holliman, S, Louisville Round 6b - #206 A - Kyshoen Jarrett, S, Virginia Tech B - Jarvis Harrison, OL, Texas A&M Round 7a - #244 A - Louis Trinca-Pasat, DT, Iowa B - Anthony Harris, S, Virginia Round 7b - #255 A - Xavier Williams, DT, Northern Iowa B - Shane Carden, QB, East Carolina