You keep saying things like this (I've seen you say it for 3rd and 4th round qbs as well) but that really makes no sense.
1. By saying not to draft a player because there is a similar player on the roster is a short sighted view of things. Kelly is an ERFA after the 2020 season, so it makes no sense to forego a long term plan because there is a short term solution.
2. You are assuming a 3-7th round QB will not be better than Kelly. Which is a ridiculous assumption under any circumstances.
3. I can guarantee that Chad Kelly has absolutely no bearing on the Colts draft board.
One of the benefits of a large group of excellent WRs is that you can get a good starter in round 3. In other years..... these WRs would be drafted in round 1 or 2
It wouldn’t surprise me if Pittman and or Claypool (or 2-3 other Excellent WRs) will still be on the board when we pick in round 3
If Mims is on the board, I’d take him at 34...... If not..... I’d wait and lean more on BPA for the 2 picks in in second round
This OT class is said to be really good,
Austin Jackson, Ezra Cleveland may still be on the board at 34 / 44
Why OL so early?
Starting OTs especially LTs are very hard to draft.
We also have ZERO quality depth at OT. Zilch, NADA.....
We dodged a bullet by overall health last year..... it would be foolish to think that would happen again.
I believe either of these guys COULD be our starting LT for the next 12 years
We will have to spend draft capitol ..... why not now, when the value may be great?
As said earlier, there are other positions that they may look at at 34...
With 2 FAs at CB coming on board, why consider a CB at 34?
We end up with 5 DBs on the field (Nickle ) a large amount of the time
Trevon Diggs would fit our scheme like no other CB in this draft. 6 foot 1 inch, 205 lb press corners with long arms, that can tackle seems to be a great fit
If we get a starter in round 3 at WR, and possibly a starter at TE in round 4 and a future starter at OT and CB.....
Four years from now, when all 4 are main starters for us, we will be happy that we we went this way.....
It’s about building the long term team, not just filling immediate holes
But, with my ability to pick Colts draft, we will probably get 5 OGs with our first 5 picks.
He played nearly exclusively out of the slot last year which that and having Burrow at QB is why he was so successful. I do have a full on write up on him i did back in February if you care enough to take a look. Granted A.J Brown was mostly in the slot at Ole Miss but he had flashed on the boundary enough to make me comfortable thinking he could do it in the pro's, but I did not see that in the film with Jefferson. He has incredible hands but we need a true X receiver and with the likes of Higgins and Mims still on the board i would 10/10 have them over Jefferson.