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  1. 2 hours ago, Coltsman1788 said:

    I don’t think Jordan Love is a first round talent.  Not #13 quality. Anyone with a whopping 17 interceptions in his senior season has no business going in the 1st round...period.  Ballard says you can’t force it with QBs in the draft. Taking Love at 13 or higher would be doing just that in my opinion.  We get better value taking someone like Eason in the second and either trading back or taking the best player available on our board in the first round.  By the time the Colts first pick comes I doubt that best player available will be Love.  So don’t force it.


    Matt Ryan threw 19 picks his senior year at BC and went #3 overall..

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  2. 2 hours ago, richard pallo said:

    I believe a team can release a player any time it wants even if they are a pending FA.  This would give them an early advantage over other pending FAs.  If they don't release them then they have to wait for FA to start.  Teams have done this in the past.  Usually as a courtesy to a long tenured player who they no longer want to resign.  


    2 hours ago, Chloe6124 said:

    If a team releases him before that March date he can sign with anyone.  For instance Greg Olson has already visited three teams because the panthers released him. He is free to sign with any team.


    For the people in the back as well, LA has nothing left contractually with him. He is no longer apart of the organization, so there is no "releasing" him, he's already listed as a FA. Olsen is irrelevant because he was released while under contract. AGAIN, FA's can't be communicated with until the start of the new league year. 


    Come on guys.. this stuff has been talked about endlessly on here and is easy to look up as well.

  3. 9 hours ago, richard pallo said:

    No.  I don't believe so. They could give him a head start by releasing him now but I have read nothing indicating they have.  After 16 years you would think they would do that for him.  I'm surprised the Chargers are handling him this way.  Not a good look for them.  


    His contract ended at the end of this past season. This has nothing to do with LA, and due to league rules, he nor any other FA can do anything until the beginning of the new league year. 

  4. 20 minutes ago, BProland85 said:


    They just drafted Taven Bryan in the 1st round in 2018, and they still have Marcell Dareus. I think DE will be a bigger need for them if they lose Ngakoue. 


    Marcell Dareus is all but gone. They can cut him and save 20M this year, which can go to Ngakoue. Bryan isn't good enough to keep Jax from drafting Brown. They still have Josh Allen and Calais Campbell, and I doubt they let Ngakoue walk for nothing. The have some fat (DJ Hayden, Marquise Lee, Foles - if they can get someone on board to trade for him) on that team they can cut to create cap space. 

  5. 4 hours ago, Colt.45 said:


    I've spoken about Fromm before. The things he excels at are traits all great QBs have. The greatest QBs didn't necessarily have 'arm talent'. Certainly not the guys in Indy.


    Fromm's combine and workouts will be telling. If he does what Luck did during his workouts (remember the 70yd throw?) then I think he'd be a better investment in the 2nd round (paired with a WR in the 1st) than say Love at 13.


    Those "other" QB's could make the throws on both sides of the field and up the field without much issue. As I stated in the post you quoted, go and look at Fromm's passing charts from 2018, which is his best year. His play dropped off bad this past year. He's bad throwing to his left, and anything longer than 15 yards, his %'s drop tremendously. That's with playing with multiple 5-star guys and one of the best OL's in college football. I don't think his football IQ is that great, nor is his attributes as a passer, or Kirby would have tailored the offense more to him instead of being more run oriented. Again, if Fields had stayed in Georgia, NO ONE is talking about Fromm right now. 


    I would be indifferent if the Colts grabbed him in the 3rd, but anything earlier than that, I think the pick could have been used for much better value. I would be fine if he happened to drop to the 4th and the Colts snagged him then, but I'm pretty sure someone will take him before then. 

  6. 2 hours ago, Coffeedrinker said:

    Joe Burrow is one of the reasons why I have high hopes for Fromm.  Scouting reports on Burrow last year questioned his arm strength and he worked with a former NFL QB coach (I will try to find the article or podcast where I got that information) and worked on his throwing mechanics and now it's no longer a question.


    His mechanics weren't that bad. Having watched some of his limited time at OSU his Sophomore year, he didn't look to be far off. If he had gotten the nod over Haskins his Junior year he would have been fine. Ryan Day would have done for him that he did for Haskins.


    The HUGE difference from Joe's junior tosenior year was the overall passing scheme/offense that he was in. Orgeron's offense for Joe's first year was awful. That offense was a cluster-f... and that was with the majority of the same players he had this year.


    Insert Joe Brady, who revamped that whole LSU passing offense, and the rest is history. Sure, I believe Brady helped Joe on some of his passing mechanics, but that offense as whole, was just dismal until Brady got there last year. I'd wager, that had Brady not been on board this past year, Joe might have been slightly better than he was in 18', and Orgeron probably would have been fired by now. 


    And about Fromm, if Fields had stayed in Georgia, he's undoubtedly the starter. Look up passing charts on Fromm from 2018 (his best year). Look at how he does going to his left, and up the field 15+ yards. It's inexcusable considering the talent he had around him.


  7. 5 minutes ago, Defjamz26 said:

    Burrow is a 1 year starter with an average arm and limited mobility who played with 1st round receivers and an OC that went to the NFL right after.


    His arm is more than good enough, and I watched that guy outrun numerous LB's and corners. Orgeron's offense before Joe Brady was awful, so I'm not sure why you are knocking Burrow for exceeding with an NFL mind. As much as I liked watching Haskins at OSU, Burrow would have done just as well with Ryan Day, who also had time in the NFL.


    I doubt Jefferson goes first round, and it's possible Ja'Marr could go first round next year, but I don't think there is another Joe Burrow on that roster, right now, to help him replicate what he did this past year. 

  8. 36 minutes ago, Chloe6124 said:

    Why would we draft brown and sign jones. If we get a stud DT in FA I doubt we draft one.


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    Considering Hunt will be gone, the Colts really only have Stewart and Autry under contract, and the Colts could do WAY BETTER than those 2. So I'm not sure how you don't think the Colts need at least 2 more guys for the interior, especially when Autry shouldn't be inside to begin with outside of obvious passing downs. 


    Side note - I don't think Jones hits FA, nor does Brown make it to 13.

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  9. 8 minutes ago, SouthernIndianaNDFan said:

    Rivers had a really bad year, and isn't an upgrade on JB at this point in time. They already gave JB an inflated contract, no real need to dump more cap space into another bridge-gap contract. Either A) Take the best QB available at 13, likely Herbert or Love or B) Draft as many pieces as you can for an eventual run when we do land our guy in 2021. It looks like there will be at least 3 high end guys available in Lawrence, Fields, and now Purdy, and with JB at the helm we should likely pick Top 10 again. Go big or go homeless, right?


    The Colts couldn't pick in the top-10 this year with Brissett hurt, and falling off a cliff production-wise, so I'm not sure how, with added assets from the draft/FA this year, the Colts finish in the top-10, let alone top-3, next year.

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  10. 1 hour ago, WarGhost21 said:

    So, in thinking today about some picks and whatnot, I have decided to come up with a new Mock Draft for the team, and this time, I wanted to make some trades. Let's get into it!



    Round 1, Pick 13: Javon Kinlaw, DT, South Carolina

    The more I work through scouting and mock drafts, the more I feel like, should Kinlaw be there at 13, he has to be the pick. He is exactly what Ballard has said he's looking for, and exactly what this team needs. Kinlaw steps in as a Day One starter, and has All Pro upside within a few years. Unless Derrick Brown falls here, Kinlaw is my choice 9 times out of 10.



    The Colts Trade Picks 34 and 75 to the Buffalo Bills for Pick 22


    Round 1, Pick 22: Jordan Love, QB, Utah State

    I know, I know. Surprising, isn't it. However, I never was on the train of thought that Jordan Love wasn't good, I just didn't want to use Pick 13 on him. However, he is moving up slowly in my rankings and now has a decent gap between him and my QB 5 of Jacob Eason. I would prefer to get Love with Pick 34, but I don't see him falling past the Saints at 24, so we leapfrog them here to get our (hopefully) Franchise QB. Bring in a Vet (Rivers/Brady?) to mentor him for a year and see where he takes us!


    Round 2, Pick 44: Neville Gallimore, DT, Oklahoma

    Kinlaw slides in at the 3-tech, and Gallimore comes in as our new 1-tech. Gallimore is a very good interior lineman, and pairing these two early picks together up front will tremendously improve both our pass rush and overall defense. If Gallimore isn't here, I'd look at Ross Blacklock, though he projects more as a 3-tech like Kinlaw.


    Round 4: Solomon Kindley, G, Georgia

    Kindley is my top rated Interior O-lineman, yet I have seen him fall this far in many drafts before. He is dominant at everything he does, with the only knock on him being that he might want to lose some weight to move faster in the NFL. Other than that, he is a beast. He would replace Glow on the right side almost from day one, and help our front line become even more dominant, potentially making it the unquestioned best in the league pending Castonzo's decision.


    Round 5: Chase Claypool, WR, Notre Dame

    An amazing WR, the only knock on Claypool's game is that he is too slow. If he does well at the combine in the 40, he could shoot up draft boards, as his skill set is that of a round 1 talent. I think he could take over as our WR1 in a few years, as he is that good to be going this late in the draft.


    Round 6 (1st): Antonio Gandy-Golden, WR, Liberty

    I know back-to-back receivers doesn't sound great, but each of these guys have so much potential in a deep class that I can't miss out on either. Given a few years of development, if they both pan out, they could be our top two WRs for the future after TY.


    Round 6 (2nd): A.J. Dillon, RB, Boston College

    This team has a great running game, but none of the guys on the roster really fit well in a goal-line back role. That is Dillon's specialty. At this late stage of the draft, getting a guy who could score 10+ touchdowns as a rookie is a massive get for a team that all to often is forced to pass or sweep outside in short yardage situations.


    Round 7: Shyheim Carter, S, Alabama

    A late round steal, Carter is a team's chess-piece. He has the speed to play as a nickel corner, while also having many times where Saban moved him to a sub LB. He won't start for the team, but in obvious passing situations he can come in and play an important role of shutting down the short and intermediate area's of the field.



    Any changes you might make? Any surprises? Who here is your favorite pick, and who don't you like? Mock draft 3 will come out at some point soon after the Combine! I hope you enjoy this draft as much as I do! GO COLTS!!


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  11. 14 minutes ago, Coffeedrinker said:

    I would rather have Jordan Love than Dak and I'm not a fan of Jordan Love.


    IMO, the Colts are going to sign Foles after the Jags release him and then draft either Herbert, Love, Eason, Fromm or Gordon.

    I don't think the Jags can afford to release him and eat that much dead cap. I'm also not in the Foles camp, he hit a good streak of games in Philly, but I don't know if we see the Foles again.

  12. 5 hours ago, coltsfanatic24 said:

    I like Eason and think he has the talent to be a franchise QB but not at 13. If Kinlaw, Jeudy, and Lamb go before our pick then I go with Epenesa. Based on this draft. Ballard goes after an elite DT in free agency. 


    13. A.J Epenesa DE, 6’5 275, Iowa

    34. Jake Fromm QB, 6’2 225 lbs, Georgia 

    44. Justin Jefferson WR, 6’3, 195 lbs, LSU

    75. Ezra Cleveland OT, 6’6 310 lbs, Boise State




    Ballard isn't taking a non-rush end, non-3T d-lineman in the first round... 

  13. 1 hour ago, EastStreet said:

    I'd say Hurts isn't the passer Tua is, but Tua is not near the athlete that Hurts is. They both had similar AVG and completion %. I'd say both their successes has been, and will be, highly dependent on scheme (past and future).


    I don't even think Hurts is that great of an athlete, at least not from a "running/elusive QB' perspective. Obviously Tua wasn't asked to do what Jalen did because he was that much better of a passing QB, as well as also not being as physically built like Jalen was either. However, I did admire how Tua was more hesitant to run, when he could have, and decided to continue plays from the pocket. I also don't think its fair to compare completion % when one was good at completing intermediate/deep throws (15+) across all 3 sections(L, M, R) where the other was really only good 10 yards and in and was borderline awful on throws outside of the numbers. Now I couldn't find Hurts' passing charts for this year at Oklahoma, but having watched him I didn't notice much of a difference in his actual play there compared to Alabama. Of course Riley's offense is very QB friendly and BIG12 defenses are far from good, so certain % across the field may have been better, but I doubt it was because of him having gotten better. 



  14. Just now, CR91 said:


    And if you read any of my responses, you would know I said Stewart can move to the 3 on run downs next to someone like Brockers to control the line then move back to the one on passing situations.


    Has the coaching staff done that though? You know the answer, and there is a reason they haven't. So the fantasizing on what the coaches should do with Grover isn't going to get you far. Point blank, Ballard isn't spending money, nor high draft picks, on a position within the scheme that is low priority.

  15. 1 minute ago, CR91 said:


    You do understand to control the line is still the name of the game right? You can't control the line 270 pound DTs. You need 300 plus to get you to 3rd down then you can rush the passer. Grover is fine, but we need more then just one DT over 300 pounds.


    If you've have read my responses, I've said NUMEROUS times Autry only needs to be on the field on passing downs. You do understand not all 300lbers are the same? Players like Brown and Kinlaw can play both the run and pass, so they never have to leave the field. That's where you maneuver Stewart and Autry around those guys depending on the situation.

  16. 2 minutes ago, CR91 said:


    Not saying we don't need an upgrade, I just think Autry is a good enough 3 tech that we can focus on the 1. Overall imo we need to get bigger. Stewart is the only one over 300 pounds. We can't play that small or else we'll get pushed around.


    Have you looked at the 49ers DL? None of their starters, nor their back ups, are over 300lbs.. 

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