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  1. 6 hours ago, EastStreet said:

    IMO, Dayo will likely heal faster, but has a steeper learning curve, at a position with more athletic demands. 

    I'll be happy if he's in the rotation by December. Not expecting much till next year.

    I think Dayo is going to be a star great pick just wait until he's completely healed whenever that is. 

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  2. 3 minutes ago, cbear said:

    If tevi starts for let's say...5-6 games and we make the playoffs, I think that means he played well. At that point, would we break up the oline to insert fisher? Would be an interesting decision. 

    If Tevi plays expect a lot of chipping and it will limit our offense. 

  3. We don't know if it's a full rupture or a tear a full tendon rupture takes much longer to come back from. I'm sure the team had there doctor look at it and determined he could be back healthy in August. So this is a great signing our o-line is in good shape now. 

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  4. 5 hours ago, EastStreet said:

    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 downs
        • Long term impact:  Likely to develop into a 3 down guy by year 2 if not earlier. Has the size and speed to be a really well rounded pass and run defender.
        • Financial impact: Fantastic impact to the cap with 4-5 years of value while on his rook contract. That's huge at the DE position if he turns into the guy most think he is.
        • What EastStreet would have done at 21: The exact same thing
        • What made me chuckle: Ojulari dropping to 50 after some of the board talk.

     

    • Day 2 Overall Grade: C
      • Pick: DE Dayo Odeyingbo 2-54
        • My thoughts that night: Surprised we took a second DE. Surprised we didn't try to grab a OT. I really "liked" Dayo pre-draft. While a lot of other folks liked Boogie Basham in the 2nd, Dayo was one of my favorite targets. That said, I preferred other Day 2/second round guys simply because of the injury timing, and the fact he likely won't contribute much if at all in 2021. Overall, I like him as a long term prospect, but I don't like him as a Colts second round pick in 2021.
        • My thoughts now: Unchanged. Likely won't change until we're into the 2022 season and we see what have. He's a raw guy, that really shouldn't be so raw after being a 3 year starter. The good news is he won't be pressed into action early, and should have a year to work on technique. Bad news is he's likely not a factor in 2021, and that's just not good for a 2nd round pick. Had he been healthy, the grade would have been B, maybe B+. I did not let the fact we didn't get an OT impact my grading. My gut says it will be year 3 before we see production worthy of a 2nd rounder, but I love his ceiling/potential. A much much better pick than Banogu in the 2nd last year in terms of risk. I could see him being a versatile guy. Not necessarily as tweener-ish as Autry or Lewis, but still someone you can move around and could be a terror on the interior in passing downs. 
        • 2021 Impact: Little to none
        • Long term impact: High ceiling dice roll with injury and layoff concerns...., but my gut says he'll be good in year 3.
        • Financial impact: Not harmful, but not helpful earlier. If he doesn't produce well until year 3, we'll have missed out on half the benefit of his rook contract.
        • What EastStreet would have done at 54: After Little was picked at 45, I started hoping Ballard would trade up a few to get Cosmi or Radunz. After JOK didn't get picked in the first 10 picks of the 2nd, I also was halfway hoping we move up to get him. Still surprised he dropped to 2-20. Once 54 came, I would have taken WR Terrace Marshall Jr., DE Payton Turner, or OTs Spencer Brown or a short list of others.
        • What made me chuckle: Colts passing on a TE that was still there after a lot of the talk on the board. 

     

    • Day 3 Grade Overall Grade: C 
      • Pick: TE Kylen Granson 4-127
        • Pick Grade: C+
        • My thoughts that night: Not shocked, but thought he would have been there in the 5th or 6th. He's one of the guys I liked for late rounds as a pure move TE, but too small that early.
        • My thoughts now: Not much change. Still a bit of a reach IMO. He's somewhat of a Burton clone, that likely doesn't block as well. I thought Reich featured Burton too much last year out of the slot, but also thought it was because we were lacking Campbell. Hoping Campbell stays healthy this year, and hope Granson doesn't steal snaps from either Campbell or MAC.
        • Impact - Overall, low to medium. I think he'll be a 3rd TE option. He's really not a prototypical TE, and will play in that fuzzy space between TE, HB, and slot. Not a big fan of the hybrid position if it's going to steal snaps from true TE or true slot.
        • What EastStreet would have done at 127: Once the pick came, definitely OT Jaylon Moore. If he can't cut it at OT, he'll be a capable OG. At worst, he'll be high end flex backup. If Josh Ball's character issue checked out, would have taken him as well. 
      • Pick : SAF Shawn Davis 5-165
        • Pick Grade: B-
        • My thoughts that night: Huh? You take a SAF and didn't move up a few spots to grab Jamar Jackson, who was graded my to be a top 3 safety in the draft. I even though about Jackson at 127.
        • My thoughts now: Warming up. Davis does offer some potential. Good flex option that should come in and compete with Willis early on. Our scheme doesn't ask much of Willis or SSs in general, so early PT isn't out of the question. Davis has range in the 2 deep sets as well. After watching film and reading reviews, he's more gifted physically and a better hitter, but less instinctual perhaps than Willis. He's likely better deep, but not as good underneath as Blackmon.
        • Impact - If he picks up the scheme, could compete early with Willis at SS1, or as FS2 with Odum or even FS1 duties on 3rd and longs.
        • What EastStreet would have done at 165: No brainer OT/OG Trey Smith. If you want a SAF... move up a few spots (give up a 6th or 7th) and get Jamar Jackson, or stay and take Christian Uphoff. I also liked OT Forsythe. 
      • Pick: QB Sam Ehlinger 6-218
        • Pick Grade: F
        • My thought that night: Wow, they must not think much of Eason at all.
        • My thoughts now: You either have to say last year's 4th pick was bad, or this year's 6th was bad lol. Weak arm, short, poor pocket presence. Not going to lose sleep over a 6th round pick, but this seemed like a waste of a pick. There will be tons of vet FAs that will be available on the cheap if you're not happy with Eason. 
        • Impact: Practice squad guy or simply cut
        • What EastStreet would have done at 218: There's typically no obvious or no brainer picks in the 6th or 7th. I really like WR Cade Johnson at this point, but my first choice would have been OT/OG Trey Smith or CB Shakur Brown.
      • Pick: WR Mike Strachan 7-229
        • Pick Grade: C
        • My thought that night: Another big WR project? Are they giving up on Patmon already?
        • My thoughts now: Hasn't changed much. Aside from initial thoughts, perhaps they think he can pack some weight on a play jumbo WR/TE hybrid. Still just a raw small school guy.
        • Impact: Practice squad guy
        • What EastStreet would have done at 229: At this point I'm pounding the table for CB Shakur Brown or LB Dylan Moses as both could end up at minimum ST studs. I'm even thinking Ballard might take a 3rd DE and was eying Charles Snowden. If we hadn't taken Davis though in the 5th, my first choice would have been SAF Uphoff.
      • Pick: OG Will Fries 7-248
        • Pick Grade: C
        • My thought that night: We improved the OL depth guys already, didn't take an early LT, so why a very limited OG prospect?
        • My thoughts now: unchanged.
        • Impact: Practice squad guy
        • What EastStreet would have done at 7-248: see above at 229 lol... 

     

    Overall Draft Grade: C+

    They drafted Ehlinger in the 6 round he's was only drafted for competition for Eason I don't see Ehlinger making the team. 

  5. But my grade on the 2019 draft right I give it a C so far because Rock-a-sin hasn't shown much yet either has Banagu. The only one who's really has been good is Okereke. So even after two years the full verdict hasn't been shown yet because we could get something much better from Sin, Speed and Banagu this season.. My point is it takes a lot time sometimes to really get a grade on these guys right the draft is way to early. 

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  6. 9 hours ago, luv_pony_express said:

    Never understood why any Colts fan would dislike Jim Irsay.

     

    I can’t think of one thing he’s said or done in the Colts’ 36 years in Indy that irked me as a fan.  The closest was musing about having to move the team if LOS didn’t get built.  But that’s (a) understandable, and (b) likely to be put on the table in any such deliberation.

     

    He’s brimming with enthusiasm, he loves the city and the state, he is unanimously respected by his team’s players, coaches, and staff (current and former) — and, maybe most important of all, he has instilled a consistent team culture that everybody associated with the Colts can be proud of.

    Yes, very well said. 

  7. 10 hours ago, Four2itus said:

    I loved his respect for Jim Irsay the most. I get so tired of fans dumping on Jim. He is the best owner in the NFL. He basically acknowledged just how special he is as an owner. 

    I've had a chance to talk Jim Irsay and he is a great guy who just wants to win in the worst way. 

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  8. 11 minutes ago, NewColtsFan said:

    My preference is Fisher.   He was the better player before his injury.   I guess I’ll leave it up to the team doctors.   If they’re confident about Fisher — then sign him.

     

    But if not, I think Leno is a perfectly acceptable backup plan.  Solid guy to be our LT. 

    I totally agree with your assessment.  

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  9. Just now, NewColtsFan said:

     

    Over the Cap says we have roughly $22.4 Mill.    About the 5th most.

     

    Spotrac says we have roughly $25.0 Mill.     Again, about 5th.

     

    We should be good to do a solid deal and have enough for the rest of our needs.   

    Thanks for the info do you think we should Fisher or Leno?

    Just now, superrep1967 said:

    Thanks for the info do you think we should Fisher or Leno?

    I meant to say should we sign Fisher or Leno?

     

  10. 4 hours ago, funktacious2 said:

    I mean, it can go a lot of ways but for goodness sake we went into the offseason with no QB, no LT, no number 1 CB, and no starting DEs. Kind of a rough year to be a GM. We took care of need number 1, QB. It's no guarantee that works out long term but it seems like a smart gamble thus far. We re-signed our CB and we doubled down on young pass rushers/d-lineman. Our depth all around got better imo. But yep. LT is a big question mark still. It's hard to see at this point if the pros outweigh the cons. We won't know for some time and obviously we still have time to upgrade LT.

    The feeling would change if we sign Leno. 

  11. 8 hours ago, 2006Coltsbestever said:

    I never thought of Leno until today and you guys bringing him up, I like the idea. He is only 29 years old and is healthy. He also is at least an average LOT which playing by Nelson's side will be good enough. He would be the best LOT on our team as well. I read a story about him, where he was picked in the 7th round and he actually did all his shopping at Wal-Mart and even bought a cheap mattress to sleep on from Wal-Mart because he didn't know how long he would last in the NFL. Here we are 7 seasons later and he is still playing. He also is a great character guy, gives out a lot of donations in the Chicago area city.

    He was actually ranked higher last season on PFF than Costanzo. 

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  12. 12 hours ago, stitches said:

    The reality is... To a huge degree it will depend on Wentz. I think some of the most important positions got worse -LT, both EDGE positions possibly(at least for year 1). We got better at CB, TE. Overall I would say we are probably at about the same level,  with Wentz swinging it either way depending on how he pans out.

     

    Yes it will depend on Wentz I mean Ballard will take care of the left tackle situation one way or another I'm more worried about how Wentz will do but I think he'll do well. 

  13. 7 minutes ago, csmopar said:

    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 suggest that a forum poster here knows how to build a team better than a guy getting paid millions and with a staff getting paid that have far more resources than any of us is just plain dumb. 

    Yeah, when Ballard ever starts listening to the fans he'll become one plain and simple. 

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  14. 5 minutes ago, csmopar said:

    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 suggest that a forum poster here knows how to build a team better than a guy getting paid millions and with a staff getting paid that have far more resources than any of us is just plain dumb. 

    Ballard has a plan believe me he knows better than anyone that we need a left tackle and believe me he'll find one. 

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  15. 7 hours ago, AustinnKaine said:

    yeah not as supportive of this one. Im not gonna say its a bad pick, but Ballard must have something else brewing for LT. (I hope, no offense Tevi)

    Yeah, I would assume Ballard has a plan

  16. 6 hours ago, Wentzszn said:

    This guy is a colt through and through. A total Ballard type player. Now we need a tackle tomorrow. 

    Don't look for a left tackle in the second round Ballard just not high on them. Did you watch Ballard's press conference. 

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