I simply love this post.
Specific things I appreciate
1) Young player development. That is such a good point. It strikes me as entirely possible that they did not go for FA edge rusher because they want to see the growth from Turey and Banagu.
2) Free agency is not over with. They will draft next week, assess their roster and add a few players. Houston,Kerrigan and Ingram will still be available next week if they deem their pass rush still needs something. I would think a vet QB is still very possible as well.
3) I believe they will take a OT or DL with their first pick but not because those are the glaring needs but because the likelihood is there will be an available player highly rated on their board at one of those positions. However if a CB for example is the highest rated guy by a long shot, it will surprise me not at all that corner becomes the pick.
Ballard and transparency - you are right on that. He will hint at what is to come. One of his core values is to build the lines on both sides of the ball. I will not be shocked if multiple players on the line are taken beyond just OT and DE.
Anyway - well done.
If a player they love falls, regardless of position, they will take him.
I do expect that round 1 will be an Edge and round 2 will be a Tackle, but they won’t reach to far down their board.
For example, if they love Micah Parsons (just using him as an example) and he falls, I could see them taking him. Fill the holes later.
Jared... it’s not that I don’t believe what the Colts put out, but here’s what I don’t do. I don’t look at the pieces and announce with 100 percent certainty that they’re talking about a specific player — like you did with Liam Eichenberg.
So I don’t jump to conclusions on what the Colts put out. I don’t say “they’re talking about this player or that player.”
I accept what the Colts put out because they’ve given me no reason not to. But, frankly, they’re not putting out as much as you think they are. You can imply most anything with clever editing.
I jumped the gun in the Jags video. I didn’t know what it was. I was reacting to your 100 percent certainty that you knew who they were talking about. That it was fact. I was trying to offer some cold water to cool off a highly likely wrong guess.
Believe what you want. But guessing who a team is talking about based on the edited video is not likely to lead to a correct answer.