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Everything posted by GoColts8818

  1. Well he took the offer that was there. The fact that Ballard had the 34th pick in his back pocket probably played a role in it too, he knows he can still get one of those guys at 34 in all likely hood. If he didn’t have the 34th pick maybe he doesn’t make the trade.
  2. It’s all good. It happens to all of us.
  3. Well Ballard said the opposite in his presser and said some of the 8 are still there. Could that be a smoke screen? Sure. However, he wouldn’t be the first GM to trade back if there were multiple guys still there that he liked knowing he could still get one of them and add an extra pick.
  4. That’s what the first part of that quote is saying. Some of those guys are still there. How many? We will never know. It could be all 8, it could be just two or anywhere in between.
  5. That’s normally the cost for draft picks in the draft. You have to give up a round higher in the following year for that years pick. If the Colts do a straight trade. More likely would be they move back in the second round and an extra pick or two later in the draft or next year. Still having two seconds this year means they could trade it first next year If they find a partner.
  6. It’s not impossible that Ballard just straight up trades the 34th pick for a first next year and walks away from with this draft with two seconds and two firsts and two seconds in next years draft. Then how will people feel about his trades? I think from the way Ballard was talking Sweat was off their board due to his heart condition. That’s just my opinion though.
  7. If they take one I hope it’s Brown. I would have been happy with him at 26. I think him and the kid from Oklahoma are the best two WRs in this draft. I also think Brown is a lot like Reggie Wayne and we’ve seen how successful that style of WR is paired with TY. We also saw how much of a security blanket that type of WR was for Andrew too.
  8. I don’t think he “loved” any of them or that would have been the guy at 26. I think he likes 8 guys and he knew when he traded back at 26 that one of the guys he liked would be there at 34 so he let the draft make the decision for him. That’s what smart GMs do. If there is still more than one there at 34 i wouldn’t be shocked to see him move back again.
  9. Yeah bring back the guy that signed all the big name free agents and was willing to deal his first round pick for a running back or who can forget drafting that stud end Werner or WR Dorrsett in the first round! Why on earth did we ever fire him for Ballard in the first place!...(checks the teams records.) ok I am good with the Ballard guy.
  10. The Colts actually traded back into round two last year and ended up with four 2nd round picks
  11. Yeah as he was falling I was thinking I bet he’s off teams boards because of the heart condition. I think he was off the Colts too.
  12. Say the Colts come out of this with the following: 34. OT - Ford or CB Williams or CB Murphy 46. S - Rapp or DE - Winovich or WR - Brown 59. CB - Love or CB - long or WR - Bonkin plus have a second rounder next year? I think most would have signed up for that at 26, 34 and 59 without the trade.
  13. That’s where I thought Ballard was going earlier this week when he talked about the LT spot. He seemed to be hinting AC isn’t the long term answer there.
  14. I hope not. I don’t get the hype around him. Honestly, if they go WR the guy I hope they get is A.J. Brown. He reminds me some of Reggie and I think that’s what the Colts need to go with TY.
  15. I get the impression Ballard wasn’t really in love with anyone there. This is what you do if you aren’t in love with a guy when it’s your turn to pick.
  16. He could move down in the second round depending on what his board looks like. I doubt he will too but I wouldn’t rule it out, especially if a team wants to come up and get a guy like a Lock.
  17. Or he did but also liked others still there too, normally if there are multiple guys like about the same you look to move back to let others make the choice for you. Having the 34th pick made it easier to make this deal because if you had multiple guys liked at 26 having a pick 8 picks later means you are still probably going to get a guy you liked and you get to add more players later.
  18. Don’t be shocked if Ballard trades back again, especially if someone wants to come up and get Lock. If not almost all the corners are still there, there are also some OTs there, some WRs, and a safety. The Colts will still get a guy who was close in talent to what they would have gotten at 26 and who knows if one of those guys that Ballard wanted was a corner maybe it’s still the same guy.
  19. But I wanted a player tonight and I didn’t get what I wanted so it must be dumb! please note the sarcasm in my post.
  20. http://www.espn.com/nfl/draft/bestavailable Look at this, right now there are two OTs, three CBS, and a WR there in the top 10. Even if five of those guys go in the next five picks the Colts will still have a guy who fits a need there at 34. When you look beyond that there is a safety a couple CBS, an end, and a bunch of WRs that they will probably be able to get with the pick they got from the Redskins. So odds are Ballard is still going to get the same value he would have gotten and he’s added another second rounder for next year. That’s a no brainer for any GM in Ballard’s shoes.
  21. I could be wrong here but I think Haskins is going to be a bust. He seems to believe is own hype a little too much IMO.
  22. He did earlier in the week when he said “we’ll be together Thursday night...or maybe not.” He’s also been on the record saying I love them picks and he viewed guys going between 15 and 70 as similar talent. The hints were there.
  23. And MAYBE another with the Redskins pick, if not it will be a guy close in value. So they pretty much got two guys who are going to be of similar talent as to what they would have gotten and most likely another high second round pick next year.
  24. Saw Schultz (local radio guy) say that Ballard said that he viewed guys 15 through 70 as about the same value in this draft. Not shocking to see this when you read that.
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