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  1. WR Drake London was my top target but he went two picks prior so I traded back. There are a few WR's am hoping we can target in the draft: WR Drake London WR David Bell WR Jahan Dotson WR Romeo Doubs WR Dontay Demus WR Treylon Burks WR Justyn Ross WR Jalen Tolbert WR John Metchei III Wouldn't be surprised to see a big shakeup of the Colts WR group after this season. Hilton and Pascal both am projecting to be gone. I wouldn't mind going after Amari Cooper depending on how Dallas manages their cap situation. As for FA targets I would try to acquire Courtland Sutton or Christian Kirk. My big board CBs are: CB Roger McCreary CB Trent McDuffie CB Ahmad Gardner CB Kyler Gordon CB Martin Emerson CB Matt Hankins CB Derion Kendrick CB Tre'Vius Hodges-Tomlinson CB Mykael Wright For LTs continue to keep tabs on LT Kellen Diesch. Diesch at one point was the 10th highest graded run blocker in the nation and 5th among OTs. Am not sure what Diesch current PFF grade is now but he did have a 90.6 grade earlier this season. He also earned PFF TOW honors in Week 6. The other player is RT Max Mitchell. Mitchell has played LT, LG and recently RT. Last year Mitchell earned second-team all-Sun Belt recognition. PFF had a season grade of 91.3 for Max and he has earned PFF TOW 3 honors along with his whole team earning honors in both Weeks 3 and 5. Other notable OL are Charles Cross, Darian Kinnard and Nocholas Petit-Frere. Ikem Ekwonu has also been playing well this season and PFF had a season grade of 93.8 and he earned TOW honors in Week 2. Tight-end is also going to be an issue I fear after this season. However, we should have 3 targets on our minds already with Mike Gesicki, Dallas Goedert and Will Dissly. As for the NFL Draft the only TE that I want badly is Isaiah Likely who has earned a PFF grade of 95.9 this season and earned PFF Weeks 5 and 6 TOW honors. Expect Likely to be drafted in Round 2.
  2. I used PFN's Mock Draft Simulator and guess shouldn't been surprised to see a lot of good college players not even ranked towards the top 100. Had to forfeit all Round 1 for future draft picks assuming we will only have our Round 2 pick. Computer prompted me for all trade requests directly from other teams and I couldn't be happier. 50. via CIN + 2023 3rd for IND 2023 5th 131. via DAL (131, 142, 172) for IND 105, 255 142. via DAL 170. via BUF-NE (BUF 117 – NE gets 128, 170,246) (NE gets 149, IND receives 170, 202, 246) 172. via DAL 202. via NE 246. via NE OT Kellen Diesch as the last pick obviously no way he lasts until final round but somehow he only ranked out near 1000th had to search his name directly like a few others on my own draft board.
  3. Always a small chance we could draft USC WR Drake London which would pair nicely with another former USC WR Michael Pittman Jr.
  4. Think the Colts are big risk/reward dreamers as others are pointing out and it appears history is working against the Colts. I am not a big Dayo fan. Wasn't impressed with him in college and his injury totally removed him from my draft board. The Colts needed other key starters and could have waited to draft or acquired a future edge player. The start to this season am seeing my fears realized but do hope Dayo proves me wrong. Do think the Colts should be more cautious drafting injured players and go with more of the proven healthy next BPA.
  5. I had Hooker as a borderline draft bust based on his injury history and wanted Budda Baker instead. Fast forward to the future and Baker stayed healthy and has had a better career. If Hooker could of stayed healthy they both might have been comparable.
  6. Unless we change DC and/or become more aggressive our DL isn't going to change much. Next year I figure Lewis and AQM should get resigned and partner up with Paye and Odeyingbo. Bucker and Stewart will remain starters but at some point we will need to replace Stewart in the near future. The draft class does have some very good IDL players with either Davis (Jordan/Tyler), Travis Jones, Logan Hall and Matthew Butler. Very little options in FA but a couple backups am interested in like Harrison Phillips and Tim Settle. Continuing with the draft and potential Round 2 selections at Edge could be Kinglsey Enagbare, Adam Anderson, Drake Jackson, Nik Bonitto, Mitchell Agude. Other Edge players to keep an eye on are Jordan Strachan, Arnold Ebiketi, and Zachary Carter. Really don't know how much more we can add to our DL to make them improve other than a coaching/tactic change to a more aggressive attack. Sadly its one of the negatives I have had about the Colts over the past few years where we don't hurry and pressure other teams. We have the talent just not fully utilizing the players to their full potential.
  7. Probably be very low odds but still wouldn't hurt to deal-no-deal offer
  8. Two players from the Chiefs who would add depth and be capable starters are: FS Juan Thornhill DT Khalen Saunders To me the Colts don't really have a solid backup option behind Blackmon and too many of our DBs contracts are expiring after this season. Same goes with our backup DL and Saunders would give us a year extension same as Thornhill as both are 2023 UFAs.
  9. As for recent frustration, both Harbaugh brothers' teams managed to escape with late victories over the past few days. Finally, the thought of giving away a Top-10 pick to Philly makes things even worse If things continue to downward spiral.
  10. Unfortunately, we are not the only Club having issues fielding a healthy to competent offensive line. Think the sad reality is colleges are not full preparing lineman for the NFL the way they used to do. At the end of the season a lot of teams will be shopping for upgrades and looking to the draft including the Colts. Problem with the Colts we have too many other areas of need and will more likely target depth OL later in the draft. OT Max Mitchell (Louisiana Laffayette), RG/C Ben Brown (Ole Miss), or LG/C Mike Caliendo are currently on my watch list. Outside of our Center Ryan Kelly and RT Braden Smith do we have a solid starters. LG Chris Reed proving himself as a potential starting replacement for Nelson. Finding a trade partner for a future LT and taking over their contract on a cheap is an option allowing us to sign someone like RG Corbet would still keep our OL salary cap within limits.
  11. For all what is was worth drafting Nelson I must say the 2018 draft class for the Colts was one of the better ones. Do enjoy having Nelson on the team. However, at the end of the season it all becomes a business decision. Sad reality is looking over all the other Clubs rosters each team has their own issues with offensive lineman. Most drafted a rookie LT only to plug them at RT or move inside to guard. Our biggest issue is also same as most everyone else with poor play and injuries. Think the general consensus is we will not have a Round 1 draft pick and most likely not target a LT in Round 2 this year. As for Free Agency, nobody stands out to target. If Nelson could kick out to LT and play lights out that would be awesome. Right now after doing some fact-finding have a few different scenarios but all depends on how the rest of this season plays out since players in question are now on IR regarding Nelson's future and our LT situation. Option 1 - Hope Eric Fisher can regain his form and be dominate but he is trending on the wrong side of 30's and his game sadly has been on the decline and doubt he gets an extension this off-season unless he finds his younger inner self. Fisher like most older left tackles isn't the exception to the rule and isn't a Trent Williams or David Bakhtiari. Option 2 - Indianapolis trades Nelson to the Packers for LT Elgton Jenkins who has been playing really well for injured stud LT David Bakhtiari. Unlike Fisher, Bakhtiari has been one of the best left tackles for a long-time. I see Bakhtiari playing for many more years similar to Trent Williams (49ers) making Jenkins expendable as a trade option plus acquiring draft pick(s). Packers current LG Jon Runyan off to a decent year but adding someone like Nelson and trading Elgton might be ideal as a win-win for both Clubs. Option 3 - Indianapolis trades Nelson to the Lions for LT Penei Sewell. Never did understand why the Lions would draft Sewell when they have LT Taylor Decker still playing at a high level. Again like most Clubs they moved Sewell initially over to RT and Sewell can even play better than Lion's fill-in RT Matt Nelson. Sewell has really struggled at LT with Decker now on IR. Not sure taking a year off college helped or the move to RT and trying to relearn how to play his original natural position as he has regressed. To me with this option it will all depend on how well Sewell finishes off the season before attempting to make a deal. Obviously a risk/reward scenario here hoping its just first year learning curve and he can put it all together in Year 2. Bottom line is the Colts have got to find a answer at LT. Can always draft a LT that can move to LG but not this off-season nor early in the upcoming draft according to my crystal ball.
  12. Guess will need to find Doug's thread but my initial asset and target would be RG Austin Corbett with a 4-year deal around $40 million which isn't much more than what Glowinski is making now ~$2.5 million more-ish.
  13. For Running Backs Tyler Allegeier (BYU) he is a one of my three top backs right now along with Breece Hall (Iowa St) and Isaiah Spiller (Texas A&M). All three continued to dominate their foes this weekend. Last year year I was high on Charlie Kolar (Iowa State) and think he should have entered the NFL. Not sure if returning to college this season has helped increase his draft stock much. Going to hard for Kolar to compete against Isaiah Likley (Coastal Carolina) and Derrick Deese Jr. (San Jose State). Deese was quietly used the prior two weeks but broke out and helped his team win vs NMSU catching 7 passes for 130 yards and had one touchdown. Greg Dulcich (UCLA) also had a big game in a tough loss to ASU. Linebackers Avery Roberts (Oregon State) continues to have a solid year going and was name Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week. SLB Adam Anderson (Georgia) picked up another sack this weekend keeping his streak alive after 4 Weeks. LB JoJo Domann (Nebraska) is a player I have been watching now who earned Big Ten co-defensive player of the week continues to have a nose for the football. Against Northwestern he had 9 total tackles with 2 sacks and 2 forced fumbles. Unlike a lot of Husker Blackshirts JoJo isn't afraid to tackle and can hit you with force and wrap up. As for Wide Receivers Dontay Demus Jr. (Maryland) also been on my watch list along with Khalil Shakir (Boise State) and Jahan Dotson (PSU) who continue to impress. Other receivers also having respectful seasons are Jaquarii Roberson (Wake Forest), Tre Turner (Virginia Tech), Jalen Tolbert (South Alabama). One wide receiver newcomer is a Junior from USC Drake London. London is on pace to earn award as the nation's top pass-catcher. After 5 Weeks he now has 48 receptions for 670 yards and 4 touchdowns. Edge player Sam Williams (Ole Miss) played against a stout Alabama team and he still managed to keep his string of sacks alive this week with another sack and 6 total tackles. DT Dante Stills (West Virginia) is another player I hope the Colts can target in the draft. Stills continues to find ways to get to the QB after getting two more sacks this weekend as he now has 11 total tackles with 4 sacks after 5 weeks. Devonte Wyatt (Georgia) had a big day helping Georgia beat top ranked Arkansas recording 6 total tackles plus 1.5 sacks and a forced fumbled earning SEC Defensive Lineman of the Week. I haven't spent much of this season researching QBs or OL but one OT is Max Mitchell (Louisiana Lafayette) that they need to be watching. Mitchell is turning heads as one of the best at his position in the country. At this point in time I have Mitchell as our Round 5 compensation target along with RG/C Ben Brown (Ole Miss). Cincinnati has both Bryant and Gardner at creating one of the best tandems in the country and agree wouldn't hurt to have one or both on our team next year.
  14. Early off-season projection is Woods and Williams get extensions while Stallworth for sure gets cut. Windsor is a wild-card that can go 50-50. Hopefully in FA we can acquire DTs Tim Settle (Washington) and Harrison Phillips (Bills) as replacements.
  15. Probably so but am kind of expecting it to be a wash on cap space either person could potential target with Teller or Corbett. However I can see a team ponying up a 4-year deal worth 11m-12m APY. Before Nelson went on IR even considered trading Nelson to the Packers to secure their young Elgton Jenkins to start as our LT and have Reed as our new starting LG.
  16. All three of these wide receivers’ contracts expire after this season J.J. Nelson, Ashton Dulin, and Quartney Davis. Right now, Nelson and Davis are on IR. With Davis realize he is somewhat unproven in real game situations with no stat line. Nelson is an older player that has shown some game play a few years ago to go on but with both Hodge and Batson they are two players who have displayed enough to warrant a closer look over the past few years as solid replacements. Batson is a smaller slot receiver that had limited action but 100% catch rate and No drops last season. Hodge is a younger better version of Nelson. After this season odds of Hilton coming back expect to be very low leaving us with Pittman as our main starter. Expect us to resign Dulin but not sure if we can resign Pascal or even wish to. If Doyle retires have an eerie feeling that our receiving corps going to need an upgrade of proven players that we can rotate in the lineups over what we currently have. After the first few weeks Khari Willis is struggling and we signed a solid veteran in Andrew Sendejo which shows how badly we are with DB depth. Honestly don't think SS Terrell Edmunds (Steelers) would be a target for the Colts but he could be an upgrade just again don't see it happening. Just like our wide receiver depth we got a few DBs contract expiring as well with Nick Nelson, T.J. Carrie, and George Odum. Nelson hasn't done much and with SS Armani Watts he has some game experience to work with would be an upgrade I think. Much like our issues at SS or RCB also will need depth to starter help very soon. Rhodes is also going to be a FA and RCB Chris Westry has flashed potential as a backup/starter. Bottom line is I don't see what these guys do in practice nor on our practice squad to make real-time business decisions. However, I can see what what these other team's players have done in real game situations to come in and help improve the Colts team next off-season. So bigger question is it easier to reign current active players or try to upgrade the team in FA? Other consideration is what are we targeting in the draft after we have to forfeit either a first or second round draft pick? At some point have to think our key additions will have to be WR, TE, LT, RG just on offense. Might have to add a backup RB capable starter if Mack leaves as well. Then on defense also need to determine futures on RCB and SS if Willis continues to have issues and potentially MLB if the Okereke experiment this year fails which I am hoping not. Forward thinking we do have a lot of turnover am forecasting at the end of this season and cap space will be limited.
  17. Hopefully we can acquire either RG Wyatt Teller (Browns) or RG Austin Corbett (Rams) in FA. Both have been playing really well to start the season. After the Stafford trade the Rams might not be able afford to resign Corbett.
  18. I already posted this suggestion in another thread but would improve our team. Marlon Mack is already asking to be traded and I would target the Falcons and make a trade for RCB Isaiah Oliver who after 3 Weeks has already proven he is ready for a contract extension. Outside of RYS our DBs have really stunk this year. We got two older, injured players in Carrier and Rhodes that need to be replaced in the near future. After 3 Weeks Oliver is having a solid showing and the Falcons need a starting caliber RB like Mack. Hopefully our front office can make this happen but really hate to see Mack go.
  19. Why stop now... Marlon Mack is already asking to be traded and I would target the Falcons and make a trade for RCB Isaiah Oliver who after 3 Weeks has already proven he is ready for a contract extension.
  20. Am sure some Boo-Birds may come out but an OL fix might just be to trade OG Quenton Nelson to the Packers for their young LT Elgton Jenkins who is starting over injured David Bakhtiari. I would also seek to add LG Lucas Patrick (Packers) in the deal. The capital we recover from trading Nelson would help go towards a long-term deal with Jenkins as he not scheduled to be a free agent until 2023. Now Bakhtiari is injured and technically wouldn't be eligible to return until Week 7 which is perfect scenario to work out all the Club's details between the two franchises when he returns to action. Think Chris Reed has impressed enough to be a starter and also have a backup with Lucas Patrick whom Jenkins has some familiarity with working on the line.
  21. Do like Pinter as well but wouldn't mind targeting upcoming FA's RG Wyatt Teller (Browns) or RG Austin Corbett (Rams). Both guards are on teams with limited available cap space as it stands now and are playing at a much higher level after the past three weeks. Either one would seem to solve one problem on our OL but still leaves me wondering about our LT long-term. Hoping to see what Tevi could provide but it looks more and more likely that we draft a LT.
  22. Wide Receivers Courtland Sutton (Broncos) Christian Kirk (Cardinals) KhaDarel Hodge (Lions) Cameron Batson (Titans) Cedrick Wilson Jr. (Cowboys) Tight Ends Mike Gesicki (Dolphins) Dallas Goedert (Eagles) Will Dissly (Seahawks) Offensive Lineman LG Lucas Patrick (Packers) RG Wyatt Teller (Browns) RG Austin Corbett (Rams) RG Alex Cappa (TB Bucs) RT Geron Christian Sr. (Texans) Defensive Lineman LDT Folorunso Fatukasi (NY Jets) LDT Tim Settle (Washington) LDT Harrison Phillips (Bills) RDT Malik McDowell (Browns) Linebackers Frankie Luvu (Panthers) Marcell Harris (49ers) Safeties FS Jessie Bates (Bengals) FS Marcus Williams (Saints) SS Terrell Edmunds (Steelers) SS Ronnie Harrison (Browns) SS Armani Watts (Chiefs) Cornerbacks LCB D.J. Reed Jr. (Seahawks) LCB Taron Johnson (Bills) RCB Isaiah Oliver (Falcons) RCB Chris Westry (Ravens) From what I can tell all the above players continue to prove they belong in the NFL. I do realize we can't target all of them but do believe some very good talent worth monitoring and worth exploring to improve the Colts team. As the season continues on some new names should prove to be worthy target additions as well and some of these will downgrade but always open to suggestions of your favorites.
  23. As for Chris Reed, I would say he has earned enough respect to warrant a contract extension as a backup. Hopefully when called upon he can continue to prove me wrong as I didn't originally think he had what it took to deserve an extension.
  24. List I saw had 1, 2, 3 and Glowinski down two more spot so naturally I assumed he was 5th until you actually clicked on each individual's names to load more detailed information can see how badly he has played this season. Hopefully we have his replacement already on the roster because haven't been able to find an expiring contract nor many options in the draft other than potentially RG/C Ben Brown from Ole Miss. Brown is a Team Captain and very reliable making his 37th or 38th consecutive start now. In Week 2 Brown recorded a grade of 76.8 while the entire team's OL ranked 3rd FBS.
  25. I wouldn't mind adding some new faces next off-season with expiring contracts of WR's T.Y. Hilton, J.J. Nelson, and Quartney Davis. Long-shot odds but wouldn't mind adding WR Courtland Sutton (Broncos) to replace Hilton creating a solid 1-2 with Pittman with Pascal in the mix. Two other wide receivers have been keeping tabs on that continue to impress me are WR-ST KhaDarel Hodge (Lions) and WR Cameron Batson (Titans). Last year I remember Batson had limited action but had 100% catch rate with no drops and has graded well.
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