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The 2020 class looks really strong at the WR and RB positions. I wonder if the Colts would address those positions, as long as everything seems to be clicking on the other fronts? Jeudy, Etienne, Swift, Shenault, Dobbins, Akers, Lamb, Higgins, Taylor all have a chance to go in the 1st, and many have them mocked there (I know mocks at this point are essentially toilet paper). Will be interesting to see how things shake out, it's being touted one of the best for offensive skill players in a long time, could rival the 11 and 14 classes. 

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At this point it doesn't seem like the Colts have much need of offensive skill players.  Maybe an RB would make some sense (because I believe Mack could be improved upon) or just to add depth.  

 

Another option with both Ebron and Doyle's contract's running out might be TE.  Not sure how strong the draft is there, but it might make some sense to draft a TE.

 

But of course we will see how things play out this season.

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8 hours ago, Valpo2004 said:

At this point it doesn't seem like the Colts have much need of offensive skill players.  Maybe an RB would make some sense (because I believe Mack could be improved upon) or just to add depth.  

 

Another option with both Ebron and Doyle's contract's running out might be TE.  Not sure how strong the draft is there, but it might make some sense to draft a TE.

 

But of course we will see how things play out this season.

 

A lot could change by the end of the year.

 

Contracts that are up at the end of the season.

Ware - RB

Williams - RB (he'll be lucky to make the PS squad this year IMO)

Funchess - WR

Rogers - WR

Fountain - WR

Johnson - WR

Pascal - WR

Ebron - TE

Doyle - TE

Cox - TE

Holmes - TE

Travis - TE

 

WR - TY was hobbled last year and aging, Cain is basically a rookie coming back from a major injury, and Campbell is a rookie. That's really all that's locked up aside from a few UDFA's that will be lucky to make the PS. I love the potential, but that's all it is right now aside from TY.

 

TE - Our 3 top TEs expire. I'd guess they'll resign Ebron and Cox, but wouldn't be shocked if they drafted a TE in rounds 2-4. Doyle is an aging wildcard IMO.

 

RB - I think we're solid with Mack (every down / lead), Hines (APB), and Wilkins (Mack BU), but I could see us going for short yardage guy in the draft if Ware doesn't work out.

 

Not saying we will or won't need O skill players in the draft, but there's a ton of contracts expiring, and sheet happens.

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8 hours ago, Irish YJ said:

 

A lot could change by the end of the year.

 

Contracts that are up at the end of the season.

Ware - RB

Williams - RB (he'll be lucky to make the PS squad this year IMO)

Funchess - WR

Rogers - WR

Fountain - WR

Johnson - WR

Pascal - WR

Ebron - TE

Doyle - TE

Cox - TE

Holmes - TE

Travis - TE

 

WR - TY was hobbled last year and aging, Cain is basically a rookie coming back from a major injury, and Campbell is a rookie. That's really all that's locked up aside from a few UDFA's that will be lucky to make the PS. I love the potential, but that's all it is right now aside from TY.

 

TE - Our 3 top TEs expire. I'd guess they'll resign Ebron and Cox, but wouldn't be shocked if they drafted a TE in rounds 2-4. Doyle is an aging wildcard IMO.

 

RB - I think we're solid with Mack (every down / lead), Hines (APB), and Wilkins (Mack BU), but I could see us going for short yardage guy in the draft if Ware doesn't work out.

 

Not saying we will or won't need O skill players in the draft, but there's a ton of contracts expiring, and sheet happens.

 

Some of those contracts are likely Exclusive Rights Free Agents or Restricted Free Agents though. 

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10 hours ago, Valpo2004 said:

 

Some of those contracts are likely Exclusive Rights Free Agents or Restricted Free Agents though. 

some, but the big ones aren't.

any of them can be re-signed, but point is there are a lot of open ended areas after the season when it comes to O skill. 

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Actually, I think skill positions are a need; RB, WR, and TE, but I don't think we need first round value there.  I have high hopes for Parris Campbell at this point.  

 

I still think we'll need first round DT talent more than any skilled position.  Or possibly a LT.

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The 2020 class is so loaded on offense. Obviously we are going to miss out on the elite talent since we'll have the #32 pick. I'm banging the drum for D'Andre Swift but he'll likely either be gone or we'll just pass on him in the 1st because he's a RB. 

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In 2020 I can see us having needs along the DL  and at the OT position on the OL.

Maybe add another WR somewhere, although  think we'll probably hit on Cain,

Campbell and Fountain. Wouldn't hurt to add another one though.  I don't see us

having many needs in the secondary or LB.  If we take something there it'll probably

be a luxury pick.  A player on the board who is just too good to pass up.   We may also need to look at drafting another kicker.  I can also see a scenario where we draft a TE maybe.

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9 hours ago, krunk said:

In 2020 I can see us having needs along the DL  and at the OT position on the OL.

Maybe add another WR somewhere, although  think we'll probably hit on Cain,

Campbell and Fountain. Wouldn't hurt to add another one though.  I don't see us

having many needs in the secondary or LB.  If we take something there it'll probably

be a luxury pick.  A player on the board who is just too good to pass up.   We may also need to look at drafting another kicker.  I can also see a scenario where we draft a TE maybe.

 

Just to confirm, you think all of Campbell, Cain, and Fountain will be hits?  Love the optimism.

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3 minutes ago, Nate! said:

 

Just to confirm, you think all of Campbell, Cain, and Fountain will be hits?  Love the optimism.

Sure do!  You should try it

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If we don't re-sign Funchess I could see us using one of the two 2nd round picks or our 3rd round pick at WR.

 

But I think DT, DE and OT will be high on the list. Possibly SS too. 

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On 6/11/2019 at 4:29 PM, Valpo2004 said:

At this point it doesn't seem like the Colts have much need of offensive skill players.  Maybe an RB would make some sense (because I believe Mack could be improved upon) or just to add depth.  

 

Another option with both Ebron and Doyle's contract's running out might be TE.  Not sure how strong the draft is there, but it might make some sense to draft a TE.

 

But of course we will see how things play out this season.

 

we dont have a massive need anywhere at the moment.   the D line could be better, but they were still solid last season and we already have some young guys to develop there in lewis and turay 

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We really built depth this year. Drafts are going to be interesting the next few years.  

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Depending on how funchess does, we might go wr.  Could let him walk and don't know about Cain or Campbell.  Both basically rookies. Type is getting older, don't know  how much longer he will be good for. I wouldn't be mad if we went wr early. SS and lineman are what we will mist likely go after tho

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1 hour ago, tweezy32 said:

Depending on how funchess does, we might go wr.  Could let him walk and don't know about Cain or Campbell.  Both basically rookies. Type is getting older, don't know  how much longer he will be good for. I wouldn't be mad if we went wr early. SS and lineman are what we will mist likely go after tho

It is going to be interesting. WR is a position that could really depend on how yo play this year. We have so many young ones if they play well we might not need one. We could also draft AC eventual replacement.

 

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I think you will see another WR drafted....or a TE. Funchess will likely be gone...Hilton is a year older. Even if Cain and Campbell are both what they hoped for...there is still room to develop another Day Two pick at the position. We will see though.

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6 hours ago, hoosierhawk said:

OT in the 1st or 2nd for sure.

 

Not if we re-sign AC to a multi-year contract.   And I think there’s better than a 50-50 chance of doing that. 

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It is fun to look ahead at 2020 draft but it is far to early to see what our needs are as a lot can happen.

 

How will Funchess work out? Will he be another free agent WR dud? Will he even get re-signed?

Will Chester even make the team?

Do Cain and Campbell show enough to be the 2 and 3?

What will happen to Doyle and Ebron after this year?

Does AC get a new deal?

Will Marlon stay healthy enough to show he can be relied on moving forward?

 

I do have concerns of Mack and his health and I also think we could have more talent at his position although I preferably don't want to see a RB in round 1.

 

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On 6/20/2019 at 10:13 AM, Revala said:

It is fun to look ahead at 2020 draft but it is far to early to see what our needs are as a lot can happen.

 

How will Funchess work out? Will he be another free agent WR dud? Will he even get re-signed?

Will Chester even make the team?

Do Cain and Campbell show enough to be the 2 and 3?

What will happen to Doyle and Ebron after this year?

Does AC get a new deal?

Will Marlon stay healthy enough to show he can be relied on moving forward?

 

I do have concerns of Mack and his health and I also think we could have more talent at his position although I preferably don't want to see a RB in round 1.

 

 

I'd be for it if Etienne or Swift fell to the end of the 1st, those 2 guys are gonna be monsters. Also, wouldn't be a bad idea to grab a Tee Higgins or Ceedee Lamb, a big alpha X receiver. The 20 draft is absolutely stacked at the offensive skill positions. 

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