Since many here apparently do NOT read the front page of the website on a daily basis, I thought I'd like up a couple of stories about what to expect at the Combine which starts tomorrow.... First up, a Day by Day summary of what to look for....
Next Up, a Positional breakdown of players currently on our roster, and players that CB has acquired in any form... draft, free agent, etc.
It covers all possible aspects and gives you an idea of the type of player Ballard and his scouts are looking for. Height, Weight, Speed, Strength, Length, Jumping, etc, etc.
Remember, beyond physical testing, the Combine is important because of things that we likely won't hear about. Job interviews, medical testing, psycological testing. Some of these things may leak out over time, but we likely won't learn about them in real time. And many of these things involve aspects that Ballard and company care about. Namely Character. Annually, we likely have the smallest Big Board of players we are willing to draft. Many talented kids we bypass because of other flaws and red flags in their profile that we may never know about.
These two stories are on the front page of the website. I did not see them discussed anywhere. If I'm wrong, (and I may be) then my apologies...
The cap was in a great place when we had Luck.
You really don't have an opportunity for an early QB once your team is fortified.
On WR, I want to take at least one this year. If we have a new and more capable QB, I'd go well rounded and dynamic X. If we keep JB as starter, possession X. Both options in 3rd or later rounds. Who the QB is, definitely impacts WR strategy. I certainly wouldn't go with a deep threat WR with JB.
Of course cap is the least of our worries right now....we are not paying an elite QB or pass rusher.
As far as the bolded, the same can be said for a pass rusher. The reality is, successful QB's have come from across the draft board, and even beyond the draft. The idea that the Colts must use their highest pick in this draft for a QB doesn't hold water with me. I personally would rather see a solid game manager in place while the team is being fortified, until the right guy comes along. I don't see that guy in this draft, even if we had the #1 pick.
However, this discussion is about WR. Let's keep it about that.