So I thought this would be fun for the forum and take our minds off of who the Colts will draft. So here is the game.
There are 87 days until the NFL Draft this year in Las Vegas. I would like to countdown until the draft by naming the best player each day.
For example. Who is the best player draft at the 87th pick in the NFL Draft. Then tomorrow 86th and so on and so on until the draft is here. I will start with number 87.
According to many websites:
87. Vic Washington, WR, BC Lions
1970 Draft, Round 4 – San Francisco 49ers
After attending Wyoming, Washington played three seasons in the CFL and won two Grey Cups with the Ottawa Rough Riders. The 49ers drafted him in 1971 and he made the Pro Bowl that season, which would be the high-water mark of his six-year NFL career.
I 100% think Kelly will get a fair shot at the job. He's very careful with his words but he said he has tools and a future in the league. I think Kelly is the most physically gifted QB we have and likely more physically gifted than anyone we will have the opportunity to draft. I've said since pre-season, this kid can play. IF he proves he can be a responsible citizen all of 2019 and into 2020 training camp, there's no point in not giving him a shot at the job. I would be nervous about how he handles the job if he wins it. I think C&B would be nervous too, can he handle the pressure off the field? Who knows? It feels like giving your teenager a Ferrari and hoping it all works out...even if the kid can drive like mad. I think our starting QB for 2020 is currently on this roster, I'm just not sure which guy it is...
I don't mind a very late LB pick, or a FA pick up. I think they will likely grab someone, somehow/somewhere for MIKE depth now that Oke has taken over SAM (Franklin likely gone). If not, that means they probably have some confidence in Speed stepping up this year.
Speaking of Speed, I was a little surprised that Ballard commented that he saw Speed as a MLB. Not that I don't think he can develop into a MIKE, but his frame and measurements are closer to Leonard than a typical MLB. Being that Speed is only a few years away from his conversion from WR, gotta think he's still very raw. Regardless, hard for me to see him not being more of a WILL or SAM than MIKE.