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  1. 1 minute ago, Indeee said:

    Actually he is not. Eason has terrible intangibles. For some reason a lot on here can't stand Kelly, which is a complete head scratcher.

    I’d bet more people than not think a fourth round pick Eason isn’t going to have a problem beating out Chad Kelly for a roster spot so I agree with Jason those that feel otherwise are in the minority.  

    That doesn’t mean Eason doesn’t have flaws.  He does but I don’t see the Colts drafting him in the fourth round if they didn’t think he could beat out Chad Kelly.  

  2. 2 hours ago, RockThatBlue said:

    Yeah...no. I love the pick but unless something crazy happens TY will need to come back. Hell he's usually the reason we win or lose most games. 

    I agree let’s at least see Pittman play a game before we push TY out the door.

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  3. Pittman and Taylor will be starters or have a starter type roll from day one.  From there though the Colts had the starter positions covered pretty well coming into the draft.  They need depth guys and that’s what they are getting.

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  4. 3 minutes ago, Superman said:


    Braden Smith was also one of the strongest in that draft class. He's also a couple inches taller than Pinter.


    Either way, I doubt the Colts intend to pigeon hole him at guard if he shows himself capable of playing tackle. He'll probably be allowed to compete at every position.


    I like what little I've seen of Pinter. He's a smooth mover and I like his hands.

    ABC seemed to think he could be a center too.  The Colts don’t really have a backup center so it wouldn’t shock me if they kick him inside too.  More likely you are right he’s going to be the Haeg that can’t play most if not all positions on the line.

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  5. 1 minute ago, AustexColt said:

    Kid has a rocket of an arm... that is it!  He does have pedigree, his dad Tony Eason led the Patriots under Parcell to the SB which the Bears just ate them up.  I am not sure how much he got from his dad because his films show poor mechanics and undisciplined reads. This throws have no touch. 


    Jacob Eason should count his blessing to come to the Colts. If he seriously takes his coaching and gets mentoring, he does have the physical attributes to be a top QB.  He needs to really write off his UGA experience and totally dedicate himself for this Colt opportunity. 


    He has to beat out Chad Kelly during training camp. That is not an easy feat.

    The Colts didn’t take him if the fourth round if they thought there was a real chance he couldn’t beat out Chad Kelly.

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  6. Just now, TrueBlue12 said:

    Any QB taken in the 4th round is a roll.of the dice.


    GMs passed on the guy 121 times.

    Without question guys taken in fourth round have flaws.  However in the case of Eason the tools are there minus so mobility to be a starter in the NFL.  It’s a question of can you develop him.  If the Colts can they may have gotten a steal.  No he’s not going to be a Peyton Manning or Andrew Luck but if developed right he could be a good starter.  So it’s low risk chance at high reward and this coming from someone who isn’t a big fan of Eason but I understand the pick.

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  7. ABC says he will play guard or center in the NFL because of his short arms.  They did say he could play some emergency tackle.  They also said he could be developed into a starter and has some nasty to him.  He’s very athletic.  

    The more I learn about this kid the more I like him.

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  8. Sounds like a good depth guy who can play every position but center.  He also played some tight end at ball state.  Could be a trick play guy too.  Add him to Paterson who missed last year with the injury and the Colts should have a little depth on the line that’s good.  Could probably use another tackle though.

  9. 1 hour ago, BrickHead said:

    I feel confident the reasons why Ballard moved up to 41 from 44 was not only because he wanted Taylor, but he also wanted to keep the Jacksonville Jaguars from drafting him at 42.  The Jags are not happy with Leonard Fournette, and looking to trade him. He hasn't lived up to his draft position as the 4th overall pick in the 2017 draft, and is a bit of a distraction at times.


    I think Ballard new exactly what he was doing. Wanted Taylor, and didn't want to face him two times a year in the division.

    I heard an interview with Irsay right after the pick where he said they had really good intel that another team was going to take Taylor before 44.  The Jags were most likely to be that team.  So not only do the Colts get a really good player but you kept him from division rival.  

    Irsay also said getting Pittman and Taylor in the second round was the dream scenario.  That could be spin but if it’s not then yes Ballard knew exactly what he was doing,  


    it’s interesting late last night it came out that Ballard and Reich were talking so much about how much they liked Taylor that Irsay finally said if you like him so much then why don’t you go get him?  I think that’s a rare look into how the Colts brain trust works.  Ballard and Reich drive the ship but Irsay wants to know what’s going on but will offer suggestions.

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  10. 4 minutes ago, Coltsman1788 said:

    Let’s see how Taylor actually plays in the NFL before we start anointing him the soon to be starter.  He has fumbling problems so he will have to deal with that. I believe Rathman will coach it out of him. I love that we have Taylor and hope he is as good as advertised but he still has to earn it and pay his dues first.  Until then, Mack is the lead back. 

    I agree with this and I am very high on Taylor.  See Trent Richardson as an example of a can’t miss college prospect that bombed in the NFL.

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  11. 3 minutes ago, crazycolt1 said:

    IMO this pick was for the future, not necessarily this season.

    Keep in mind we don't know for sure if and how much of this season is going to happen. 

    To me at least it’s pretty clear they drafted Blackmon expecting him to develop into Hooker’s replacement.

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  12. 1 minute ago, CR91 said:


    There is such a thing as a two back backfield. Re-signing Mack will not cost us and with the uncertainty at QB, I'd rather not take away the strength of our offense.

    It’s pretty clear what kind of team Ballard is building and that’s ball control run it down your throat offense with a defense you can’t run on.  I could easily see them keeping Mack past this year but I could also see them letting him walk.  It also comes down to what the dollar figure is Mack wants.  Ballard isn’t going to way over pay him and not because he has Taylor (although that doesn’t hurt) but because that isn’t his style.  

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  13. I can easily see them taking a lineman or two.  They almost have too because they have so little depth on the roster to play line.  

    I don’t think a QB is coming.  Ballard said tonight again he wasn’t going to force the QB pick and that that guy had to be special and they aren’t there yet.  I don’t think he likes this class.  

  14. 16 minutes ago, Smoke317 said:

    I’m sorry. I should have clarified that I counted Buckner as our 13th pick.  So the 3 ‘picks” I was referring to are Buckner, Pittman, & Taylor.  Blackmon probably starts on Pup.  Many of his highlights looked like Hooker’s though. Lol. 

    Which should tell us all what the Colts have in mind for him one day.

  15. 10 minutes ago, EastStreet said:

    Leonard had a 6.3 grade which is high, very high coming from a small school. I can understand why some fans might have melted down, but he was graded high, very high for where he was coming from. 


    A good comp on Blackmon would be Oke or Willis.

    No a good comp would be Leonard because a lot fans didn’t expect him to get drafted so high by the Colts which was the comparison I was making.  For the record some, including Mel Kipper, thought Leonard would be as late as a fourth round pick, although most projected him a third maybe a late second rounder.  

    My bigger point is also not just to write him off as some are doing because he might be a project pick.  Again, I referenced Leonard because he was another that many here wrote off (and even bleacher report who called him the worst draft pick of that draft) without even seeing him play.  Not because Leonard was a project pick because he clearly wasn’t but Because he was a good lesson and why you don’t judge draft picks on draft night before you see them play.

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  16. 3 minutes ago, EastStreet said:

    A lot of folks thought Leonard would be good, just scared to pick because of the small school setting. The production and measurables were absolutely there. Blackmon is not the same. Utah had a great D (for the PAC), but he's a conversion guy (CB to S) that probably projects more as SS, Box, or Nickel. Not a bad guy so to speak, but not someone I'd take in the 3rd. Leonard was not a project. He had clear skills at a big position. The only question was how much it would translate.

    Actually this forum about had a meltdown when the Colts took Leonard and yelled about Ballard wasting a pick on him.  It wasn’t until they saw him play that they quickly changed their minds on him.  

    For the fourth time now though I am NOT comparing them as a player.  I am comparing them as guys some felt the Colts took higher than they needed too.  

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  17. 1 minute ago, Smoke317 said:

    I didn’t anoint them immediate pro bowlers (though Buckner has been) but I think all 3 of these guys are day 1 contributors. Not guys we hope will pan out. Barring injury, they will have positive impact game 1 & throughout. 

    Blackmon probably won’t be.  He’s coming back from a torn ACL and it doesn’t sound they expect him to be ready until October at the earliest.  I am guessing he starts the year on PUP and misses off-season workouts, camp and what not.  For a guy so new to playing safety that’s going to take sometime to overcome.

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