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  1. I think you're reading WAY too much into this. This is only the first projection of the first round by one guy. We've run maybe a 1/2 mile out of a marathon. And I didn't even list all 32 guys. And it's not even clear we would take a DE with our first round pick. We might take a DT. I don't know which. But as long as it's one of them, I'm good with this. I think the chances of the Colts taking a OT or a WR in the first round are very small. An OT would make FOUR lineman taken in the first round. I don't see that happening. And as I've written about extensively now, even yesterday in another thread, there is almost no value in a first round WR. Six of the last 7 drafts, the vast majority of WR's taken in the first round are mostly below average to busts. This is league-wide, not just a Colts thing. The only draft that is the exception is the 2014 draft with Beckham for starters. It's an eye popping first round. All the rest of the drafts, are somewhere between Meh on the high side, to bust on the low side. Don't see us going offense in the first round. And if I had my wish, we wouldn't go offense until Day 3. But, I'm putting the cart before the horse.... All I'm saying is that's it's very early in the process... this is just a conversation starter...
  2. NewColtsFan

    Colts Training Camp 8/16/2018

    Goodness gracious.... The latest pronouncement from Dew-ville..... population one. Where does this stuff come from?!?
  3. NewColtsFan

    Colts Training Camp 8/16/2018

    He retired a Bronco because that’s who he played for at the end of his career. This wasn’t a favoritism thing. And Cherry Creek is one of the nicest places in the country to live. You’d live there too if you could.
  4. So.... it's a premium article and I can't link... But I think I can share some information. Confirming what most know here.... a GREAT class of DL's.... 11 of the 32 are either DE's or DT's.... Wowza! And it starts at the top.... these are their ranks... 1. Ed Oliver DT Houston 2. Nick Bosa DE Ohio St 3. R. Gary DE Michigan (I can see some teams viewing Gary as a DT) 4. D. Lawrence DT Clemson (He's the monster; 340 pounds) 5. C. Wilkins DT Clemson (He's the 3-tech next to Lawrence) 8. R. Davis DT Alabama 11 C. Ferrell DE Clemson 12 D. Brown DT Auburn 13 Zack Allen DE Bost College 22. M. Sweat DE Miss St. 31 I. Buggs DL Alabama As for some other positions: QB (just two) 16. R. Finley NC St. 21 N. Stanley Iowa OT (4) 7. G. Little Ole Miss 10 J. Williams Alabama 15. T. Adams Washington 20. D. Ewards Wisc RB (3) 14. B. Love Stanford 24. D. Harris Alabama 26. R. Anderson Okla WR (4) 18 N. NEAL ASU 19 Brown Miss 28 D. Samuel S. Carol 30 Brown Okla That's all I feel comfortable with.... this should start good discussions.... I think it's looking like an above average draft.... Nice for the Colts.
  5. NewColtsFan

    Should we be worried?

    Wow! How completely predictable. Next you’ll be shocked, SHOCKED, that there’s gambling at Rick’s! Oh well..... carry on!!
  6. NewColtsFan

    Should we be worried?

    No. It’s way, WAY too early to be worried. The injuries to Turey and Lewis are not serious and they’re said to be back soon. Wilson and Basham will be in the rotation. They WILL play. Whether they start or not is still up in the air. But it’s way, WAY too early to think either is a bust. Keep your powder dry. The season is LOOOONG. These guys will play and make an impact. No need to worry......... yet.
  7. NewColtsFan

    Stock Up, Stock Down - Kevin Bowen

    Yeah..., I need tackle arms not guard arms... Unfortunately, I’m cursed with arms more suitable for being the Watet Boy!!
  8. NewColtsFan

    Stock Up, Stock Down - Kevin Bowen

    It doesn’t... I miss a few letters and it misses a few more. Or..... I just flat out badly misspelled this... take your pick.
  9. NewColtsFan

    Jalen Ramsey Comments...

    Knuckkeheads galore? In the current locker room? No, I don’t think there are. I think there are some, but Ballard has definitely been thinning the heard. That’s the whole thing about building a new culture... get rid of the knuckleheads. Don't get me wrong, I think starting in 2020, Ballard is going to bring in more knuckkeheads. But by then, the locker room is going to be filled with large numbers of high character guys to make sure the knuckleheads don’t mess things up. I'm not naive... I know every 53 man roster has more than their share of Meat Heads... But I believe Ballard has tried to keep them to a minimum in his first few years until he gets his locker room just right. Then, he’ll bring in the knuckkeheads... Just a different perspective....
  10. NewColtsFan

    Who is the team to beat in our division?

    The Colts are not one impact player away from being a very good team. The Colts are a good number of very good players away. That’s why Ballard has been collecting as many draft picks as he can in a small window. Just trading for Mack or Donald doesn’t make us a playoff caliber team over night.... we’ve got work to do...
  11. NewColtsFan

    Stock Up, Stock Down - Kevin Bowen

    Fair point. Even analytics can be subject to some level and of interpretation. And I believe that when you have 32 NFL teams you’re still going to get 32 different points of view. People see the same things differently. People interpret information differently, even analytical information. The analytics can be right but the humans can be wrong. Personnel can be a hard unforgiving business...
  12. NewColtsFan

    Stock Up, Stock Down - Kevin Bowen

    When there are 32 teams in the NFL, citing a player here or there changes nothing. By the way, there are no rules for me that I believe in 100 percent... there are always exceptions to the rule. As you noted, Joe Thomas is going into the Hall of Fame with 32 and 1/2 arms. Great for Joe Thomas. Great for any other player succeeding with short arms. But there are still approx 26-28 other left tackles with much longer arm length. There are a large number of desirable qualities in a Left Tackle. Long arms are only one them. As for the PFF survey, I confess I couldn’t make heads or tails of it. But the funny thing about it, is that it’s several years old and PFF will typically mention the length of a draft prospects arms. So while they may have posted the study, they don’t appear to accept the conclusion.
  13. NewColtsFan

    Stock Up, Stock Down - Kevin Bowen

    I don’t know where you got this, but it’s 100 percent false. Not only is it not debunked, it’s more believed in by NFL front office types and analytics than ever before. And I have Googled the issue. And my view is the overwhelming prevailing belief. I’ll try to post some links later. If you’d like to post some links showing otherwise, go right ahead.
  14. NewColtsFan

    Stock Up, Stock Down - Kevin Bowen

    Dorsett is not my reason on not drafting a wr in the first round. Other than the famous WR class of 2014, almost all WRs drafted in the first round in 12, 13, 15,16 and17, are at best average.. if not below average, if not outright busts. The hit/miss ratio is terrible in first round WRs. I’ve been writing about this for nearly a year. I’d never base any thought on the success or failure of one player. I’m not even basing anything on Grigson. My view is based on league-wide trends. The value isn’t there for first round WRs. As for Slauson.. I like him and happy we signed him.. but the odds of getting three quality years from him are not great. It’s possible but not likely. I’ll be happy if we get one. It’s a LONG season. Things often look different in December than they do in August....
  15. NewColtsFan

    Stock Up, Stock Down - Kevin Bowen

    Slauson is on the wrong side of 30. I think he’s 31. Guys like that can grow old very fast. I’d hope for a good FA signing next March. As for WR... I doubt I’d ever use a 1 on a WR ever again. Way, way too many failures and under achievers. As for Hilton, the irony here is you want to spend a 1 to help him. What round did we draft Hilton? 3rd. You can find good WRs in the 2nd, 3rd, 4th and so on. Look at Minnesota’s two WRs. Diggs is a 5, and Theiken is an undrafted free agent. You can find quality WRs after the first round.