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  1. I really believe that Ballard and Reich decided to give him two years to prove he’s the guy. Spend this draft improving the team around him, and if Brissett doesn’t seem like our QB for the foreseeable future, make a move next year. Still could draft a QB on Day 2 or 3 - Hoyer proved incapable of moving the ball against the worst D in the league this year...
  2. Awww, come on, some of our fans booed Luck when he retired, but it wasn’t the prevailing sentiment among Colt fans. Don’t judge a fan base based on a few booers, especially when the Patriot fan base has so much worse stuff to be judged by (their support of/denial of team cheating, their arrogance, the fact that they consider it a personal accomplishment when their team “wins”, and I could go on...)
  3. I’m thoroughly in the third camp, and I arrived at the same late QB. My current mock tries to use day 1 & 2 to address the three biggest needs IMO: another premium WR option, a 2nd NT option to platoon with Grover (so Ballard can realize his goal of having 8 starters on the DL), and OL depth (man, we’ve been fortunate this year in that area.) 1) Alex Leatherwood, OL, Alabama (pushing RG Glowinski to the bench, hopefully) 2) DeVonta Smith, WR, Alabama 2) Neville Gallimore, DT, Oklahoma 3) Hakeem Adeniji, OT, Kansas 4) Bryce Sterk, DE, Montana St. 5) Julian Blackmon, DB, Utah 6) Mitchell Wilcox, TE, South Florida 6) McTelvin Agim, DT, Arkansas 7) Kellen Mond, QB, Texas A&M
  4. I think McClaughlin will be our kicker next year if he can make a favorable impression during the rest of this season...
  5. Not a lot of draftniks are rating any kickers (not even Blankenship) as draftable this year. I guess teams like us who had kicking struggles all year might pull the trigger in the 6th or 7th if they're really worried about it. But, seriously, even before we just signed McClaughlin the other day, I had us signing him, Cole Hedlund, and a rookie undrafted, and having a good, old-fashioned kicking competition.
  6. Y'know, I'm not that down on Wilson - definitely hasn't lived up to his draft status, but that doesn't mean he doesn't has value on his rookie contract. Plus, I'm really high on Marvel Tell at this point, and I'm pleased with Shak Taylor too. So, I thought I'd let Tell, Wilson, and Taylor duke it out for CB depth positions, also knowing that many teams see Blackmon as a CB (and just our type of CB too) and Milligan can serve in a lot of sub-packages... However, you can never have too many CBs, and an early CB pick will seldom be totally wasted...
  7. Predicting we just miss the playoffs (which changes if we win the next two): 1) Javon Kinlaw, DT, South Carolina 2) Ben Bredeson, OG, Michigan 2) Devonta Smith, WR, Alabama 3) Hakeem Adeniji, OT, Kansas 4) Mitchell Wilcox, TE, South Florida 5) Julian Blackmon, S, Utah 6) McTelvin Agim, DT, Arkansas 6) D.J. Wonnum, DE, South Carolina 7) Jacob Knipp, QB, Northern Colorado
  8. I think it’s entirely plausible that we don’t select a QB next year, and I really don’t expect one in the first two rounds (though it wouldn’t shock me if we grabbed one in Round 2). I really think Brissett has done nothing to dispel the notion that he’s our franchise QB going forward, and a good GM doesn’t fix what ain’t broke. However, Ballard can’t be overly comfortable with Hoyer either. Depending what he thinks of Kelly (with much better intel than we have), I think this is on our mid- to late-round radar, with the realistic possibility of just adding a priority UCFA for TC...
  9. I’ve been watching Bredeson the last few weeks, and I’m impressed. He’s clearly a big, strong guy, but he also hits people on the move. He’s also been a reliable mainstay - three-year starter, the last two as a team captain. He’s officially on my mock, possibly as early as our second 2nd rounder...
  10. I agree, but I have OL depth pretty high on the list. LeRaven looked terrible in PS, and his contract is up after this year. Andrews looked serviceable at C, but very bad at OG. Only good one is Haeg, and his contract’ll be up before the draft. If we get OL injuries in the 2nd half of the season, it ain’t gonna be pretty. I’d like to get an OG to compete with Glowinski, and keep an eye open for a LT successor...
  11. These mock draft tool websites (fanspeak, first-pick) seem to have LB as a big need for the Colts. Call me crazy, but I don’t see it as a need at all. Walker and Leonard are studs, Okereke has been a very pleasant surprise, Speed looked great in pre-season, and Franklin and Adams can play. Plus, we typically only have two LBs in there, and nobody’s contract is up after the year. What say you?
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