sign Bud Dupree to a 3 year deal with a team option for a fourth year give him roughly about
Trade this year’s second and next years second to move up to 12 with the niners
*I don’t know what all it will take to move up 9 spots but that seems good*
1. Trey Lance Qb North Dakota state: Mobile good decision making with an accurate deep ball should thrive in Reichs offense.
3. Brady Christensen OT BYU: Great size and movement can play left or right tackle should fit in well with our current group.
4. Trill Williams Corner Syracuse: Solid ball skills and great size can come in and compete with tell and ya sun day one.
5. Jaelon Darden WR North Texas: Great speed solid route runner good replacement for TY.
6. Tony Poljan TE UVA: Great size at 6’7 solid blocker potential to be a good receiver at the tight end position.
7. Jalen McKenzie OG/OT USC: Great size adds depth can play guard or tackle highest ceiling is as a guard.
The only thing we know is Lawrence will be drafted by JAC...but it's pretty easy to see what happens ; )
#1 - QB
#2 - QB (NYJ trade back to a QB needy team OR take one)
Top 2 QBs are off the board...then it gets crazy.
#3 - QB (if MIA trades back) or Sewell
#4 - QB (draft a QB if Sewell goes #3 OR trade back to QB needy team)
#5 - Sewell (if QB goes at #3) or QB (trade back)
#6 - WR Smith/Chase
#7 - WR Smith/Chase
#8 - Pitts or CB
Yes...unless Sewell goes at #3...the first 4 are QBs. And if he does go #3...then the rest of the top 5 are QBs.
The problem is the lack of top 5 non-QB talent...especially with players opting out and the lack of a Combine.
A team could go for Chase or Smith in the top 5...but I think they will both go right after the top 5. Pitts won't get drafted over a QB. Surtain probably isn't a top 5 player. Parson and Rousseau opted out...so I doubt a team takes a risk on either that early (in lieu of a QB or a trade back).
How does this affect the Colts? It means they will have to trade up to #2-3 to get their guy. It would be incredible and scary all at once.
What an incredible draft this would be. Did a simulated draft and wound up with this incredible outcome for the Colts.
Round 1 Pick 21: Trey Lance, QB, North Dakota State
Round 2 Pick 21: Tyson Campbell, CB, Georgia
Round 3 Pick 20: AmonRa St Brown, WR, USC
Round 4 Pick 21: Alaric Jackson, OT, Iowa
Round 5 Pick 21: Monty Rice, ILB/OLB, Georgia
Round 6 Pick 21: Kyree Campbell, DT, Florida
Round 7 Pick 21: Carson Green, OT, Texas A&M
In Free Agency in this scenario Ballard would have to address LT, and I have him signing underrated 26 year old Taylor Moton from Carolina. Ballard typically signs players who are still ascending rather than the big name guys like Trent Williams who is aging and will start declining soon. Ballard could also look to sign a FA pass rusher like Bud Dupree or Carl Lawson as well.
Again this is a dream draft and not all these players will be available where I was able to draft them. But this would most certainly set up the Colts for great success into the future.
For those of your questioning his press conference just remember he is NOT going to show his hand to anyone. Just of his comments could also be uses as propaganda to fool other teams on the directions we will be heading in 2021.
I think the Texans are set to interview Bienemy.
And I don't think the McDaniels situation will affect team's decision making, as that was probably an aberration involving one of the slimiest people in the entire league, and a franchise that may have been purposely trying to sabotage the Colts. JMO.
At this point, if Bienemy doesn't get hired, it might say something about him, not the league or the process.