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FirsTime's Last Mock Before Free Agency

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Going to make some BIG BOLD moves and risking it for the biscuits in the off season mock. Hopefully, going to generate a lot of positive conversations between everyone!! This one got a little more crazy than intended. Overall, the team looks pretty solid though. Some of the draft picks will probably be gone but they were all available on first-pick when it was time to draft them. 

 

Cap Space: Roughly 107M 

 

Colts Free Agents:

Ryan Hewitt - 2 years 900k per year - Great blocker can play full back when we rarely use one

Dontrelle Inman - 1 year 2M per year - He can catch the ball 

Jihad Ward - 1 year 750K per year- He was good towards the end of the year last year

Luke Rhodes - 2 years 750K per year - Long snapper

Matthias Farley - 2 years 1.4M per year - Good character, adds to the COLTure, Ballard likes him

Evan Boehm - 2 years 800K per year - good backup center if Kelly goes down

Zach Pascal - 2 years 1.1M per year - good depth

Chester Rogers - 2 years 1.1M per year - kick/punt returner

 

Cap Space: Roughly 98M

 

Trades: 

Miami gets: Jacoby Brissett/2020-2nd round pick

Indianpolis gets: DeVante Parker/ Xavien Howard

 

New England gets: R3P26/Jack Doyle

Indianapolis gets: R1P32

 

Cap Space: Roughly 92M

 

Outside Free Agents:

Landon Collins - 4 years 10.5M per year - A safety who averages over 100 tackles per season. He can apply pressure to the QB.  

 

Demarcus Lawrence - 4 years 20.5M per year(front loading contract so we can sign our players in the future years. 40M his first year) - A top five pass rush specialist. I think the longer the it takes for Dallas to sign him the lower the chances are he gets a deal done. He said he wasn't playing on another franchise tag this year. He probably won't make it to the market, but praying for the best. 

 

Rodney Gunter - 1 year 2.2M per year - Gunter is going to create competition for our young guys. 

 

Alfred Morris - 1 year 900K per year - Just getting a vet at that position in case an injuries occur.

 

Ryan Fitzmagic - 2 years 2M per year - FitzMAGIC 

 

Jesse James - 3 years 4.5M per year - Jack Doyle and Jesse James look like they could be twin brothers

 

Cap Space: Roughly 31M

 

 

Draft Rounds: Doing this mock draft off of the website first-pick.com

R1P26: Deandre Baker CB Georgia - I think he is the best corner in the draft. He is physical, can cover, has ball skills, looks good in zone and man. 

R1P32: DK Metcalf WR Mississippi - It seems like most receivers in this draft can't separate yet. So, lets get the receiver with the most potential. He can make the circus catches and use his body to block out real good.

R2P2: Dexter Lawrence NT Clemson - A powerful nose tackle for the next decade who can push back the pocket and apply some pressure

R2P26: Andre Dillard OT Washington State - Athletic pass protector who could make for a good swing tackle 

R4P26: Tyrel Dodson LB Texas A&M - Coverage Linebacker with good ball skills

R4P33: Malik Gant S Marshall - Hard hitting safety 

R5P26: Gary Jennings Jr. WR West Virginia - Throwing Darts

R6P26: Austin Seibert K Oklahoma - Throwing Darts

R7P26: Ryan Bee DT Marshall - Throwing Darts

 

Colts Roster:

QB: Luck, FitzMagic

RB: Mack, Hines, Wilkens, Morris

TE: Ebron, James, Ali-Cox, Hewitt

WR: Hilton, Metcalf, Parker, Inman, Cain, Pascal, 

O-Line: Costanzo, Nelson, Kelly, Glowinski, Smith

O-Line Depth: Clark, Haeg, Boehm, Dillard

 

D-Line: Sheard, Autry, Dex. LawrenceDem Lawrence

D-Line Depth: Lewis, Turay, Stewart, Ridgeway, Ward, Gunter

Linebackers: Leonard, Walker

Linebacker Depth: Adams, Franklin, Moore, Dodson

Secondary: Howard, Moore, Hooker, Collins, Baker

Secondary Depth: Wilson, Odum, Hairston, Farley, Gant

 

K/P/LS/Return-man - Vinny/Sanchez/Rhodes/Rogers

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Don't know why I'm pointing this out, because it's like the 8th least likely thing to happen in your mock lol, but Dillard will be long gone by then. DeMarcus Lawrence has probably a less than 10% chance of making it to FA, but here's to hoping! I'm a big fan of picking up Davante Parker, just don't think there's any chance the Dolphins would package Howard for that price, kid's a stud. Also, not sure that NE (or anyone, really) is interested enough in Jack Doyle (especially coming off that injury) to give up a 3rd or 4th round draft pick, much less a 1st. I commend your effort, and these things are always fun. 

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I can actually see both of your trades as possibilities just not sure of the compensation.  Brissett to Miami is very possible and with the Patriots most likely not having Gronk that will likely open the door for Doyle although I hate the idea of him going to the Patriots.  Bleacher Report, I believe, has already proposed a trade of Doyle to the Saints so it's not like you're the first person to seriously consider it.  I think we are all praying on Lawrence.  Collins as well.  Fitzmagic would be a perfect new No. 2.  How could he not be beard and all.  Good effort and a fun read. 

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I like your mock especially since it has you drafting two players from Marshall(my alma mater). Both of those players would be great additions. Maybe adding Tyre Brady for good measure.

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i dont see anyone giving a first for doyle.  he would probably bring a 4th or 5th at best, and maybe not even that

 

he will be 29, and his tape only shows two good seasons, plus hes had several injuries.  

 

 

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Without commenting at all on the decisions you made this issue jumped out at me....

 

As you start the free agency portion of your forecast you list the Colts with roughly 92 mill.   By your work I think that’s correct.    But I then do the math and add up that you spend $41 million in FA.    So the Colts should have $51 mill left.

 

But you show us with only having $31 mill left.   You’re math error has cost the Colts $20 mill.    Perhaps you had us signing someone else and then deleted that without changing the math?   Did I miss another $20 mill signing?

 

As for everything else...   I’m not touching it with a 10 foot pole!   But I appreciate the effort.

 

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52 minutes ago, NewColtsFan said:

Without commenting at all on the decisions you made this issue jumped out at me....

 

As you start the free agency portion of your forecast you list the Colts with roughly 92 mill.   By your work I think that’s correct.    But I then do the math and add up that you spend $41 million in FA.    So the Colts should have $51 mill left.

 

But you show us with only having $31 mill left.   You’re math error has cost the Colts $20 mill.    Perhaps you had us signing someone else and then deleted that without changing the math?   Did I miss another $20 mill signing?

 

As for everything else...   I’m not touching it with a 10 foot pole!   But I appreciate the effort.

 

He mentioned front loading the contract for Lawerence and going with 40 mil first year. 

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First off....... thanks for posting

 

Whether I agree with every point or not, I do appreciate when folks take a swing at draft

 

First off

 

I like the Colts FA list to resign

 

I like the Landon Collins FA signing but it appears in all likelyhood that the Giants will tag him

 

I like Deandre Baker to fit this defense, but unless he is on the board in round 2, I probably wouldnt consider

 

I do like Dexter Lawrence, but he is a bit of an enigma. The kid is talented, but I think he would need to lose 25lbs to be able to play 3 downs with the Colts.  (He had a decent sack total his first year in college, then it dropped each year after)

 

Some of the other picks I dont agree with and I have to share that Jack Doyle would be a painful loss for this team

 

But again.... thanks for sharing!   

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If Ballard somehow got BB to do that very one-sided trade...the Colts might as well just draft Hockenson or Fant.

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Uhhhhh

 

Miami gets: Jacoby Brissett/2020-2nd round pick

Indianpolis gets: DeVante Parker/ Xavien Howard

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