A team could skip a year here and there...and of course it’s dependent on the draft class as well (especially for which round a WR is taken). But in the course of a 5-year stretch...it should take 4 early WRs picks to build a truly strong corps...unless the first 3 are all HRs...and then you decide to pay them.
But that’s pretty unlikely. Even PIT...who has a great trio...missed on a few. But by drafting so many WRs...they can potentially move on from JuJu...which will save a lot of cap space.
Of course there are also trades for established talent...so that would just replace the need to draft one for that given year...ala Hopkins in ARI.
I would consider WR to be 3 of the starting 22...if that team runs 1-1 sets 2/3 or greater of the time. But 4-5 are getting good snaps typically.
All of this is to say...WR is a position I value highly.
The team doesn't deserve it though. Despite all these weaknesses you claim the Colts have the bottom line is the Colts are 4 - 2 and still in the race for the playoffs.
I know every single team has weaknesses and its how you adapt to those that make you a good team.
Not every team is gonna be in win now mode like the Bucs this year.
Ballard going after Rivers wasn't that! He saw a guy who could possibly be an overall upgrade over Brissett and went with it but also made upgrades in the draft that have been fantastic so far in Taylor and Blackmon. Pittman will return and catch up soon!
Eason is developing well too for 21'
The point is Colts are making adjustments for the present as well as the future but sometimes the value takes time. Patience is the biggest key here.
If you get the right QB the other positions won't seem as bad.
Do you think the Chiefs care that they missed out on other positions after trading up for Mahomes?
No because once they drafted him and put him in he was such a difference maker!
Trading up is very very risky but also can be very very rewarding if you grab the right guy.
Lawrence is worth the risk IMO and then some.
I never said you didn’t like the trade at the start. Look again. I’m saying if it doesn’t work out in the long run, you’ll sing a different tune years from now. That’s completely different.