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I've got three:

1) The Colts really liked OT Ryan Van Demark from UConn and gave him a signing bonus of $175k. I predicted incorrectly that we would draft him.

 

2) I never heard of DE Scott Patchan from ColSt, but looking at his tape ... he's a beast!

https://mwwire.com/2022/04/27/2022-nfl-draft-profile-colorado-state-dl-scott-patchan/

 

3) But the biggest pleasant surprise was Nebraska LB JoJo Domann (The Domannator). Shocked that he was not drafted. Just look at his tape. He can sack the QB, tackle in space (many times for losses) and is the king of the forced fumble. Enjoy the highlights ...

https://www.pff.com/nfl/players/jojo-domann/42446/draft-profile

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21 minutes ago, Pelt said:

All I know is when the other team is throwing over the middle, I'm going to be yelling "Get back, JoJo!" at the TV

That was the name of linda McCartneys ex husband and the reason that name is in the song.  Pretty good.  

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Van Demark is at the top of the list. I think he makes the roster. He has great traits for the position.

 

Also excited about D’Vonte Price. He was a draftable RB I thought.

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Think a lot will determine with our future 2023 FAs especially with our DBs.

  • FS Rodney McLeod
  • SS Khari Willis
  • CB Brandon Facyson
  • CB Will Redmond
  • FS Armani Watts
  • CB Marvell Tell

Will be interesting camp battles to see how the following players pan out:

  • CB Dallis Flowers
  • S Sterling Weatherford
  • S Trevor Denbow
  • JoJo Domann - hybrid LB/DB

Too soon early look at upcoming DB FAs

 

LCB Jamel Dean (TB Bucs) PFF 74.5 in 2021 OTC 8.254 evaluation

LCB Amani Oruwariye (Lions) PFF 59 OTC 8.482 evaluation

LCB Rashad Fenton (Chiefs) PFF 82 OTC 4.416 evaluation

RCB David Long Jr. (Rams) PFF 58.8 in 2021 OTC 1.973 evaluation

FS Donovan Wilson (Cowboys) PFF 62.5 in 2021 and 72 in 2020 OTC 2.619 evaluation had 3 FF 2020

SS Marcus Epps (Eagles) starter PFF 72.8 in 2021 OTC 3.079 evaluation

FS Jaquan Johnson (Bills) backup PFF 68.9 OTC 2.802 evaluation

SS Jalen Thompson (Cardinals) starter PFF 68.2 OTC 5.002 evaluation

SS Amani Hooker (Titans) starter PFF 83.3 OTC 3.21 evaluation

SS DeShon Elliott (Lions) new team PFF 65.6 OTC 2.507 evaluation

FS Taylor Rapp (Rams) PFF 65.5 OTC 5.797 evaluation

FS Nasir Adderley (Chargers) PFF 66.2 OTC 3.873 evaluation – 2023 team low on cap space 8.631m

FS Andrew Wingard (Jaguars) PFF 69 OTC 5.038

SS Derwin James (Chargers) PFF 78.1 OTC 6.498 – 2023 team low on cap space 8.631m

 

Sorry kind of went off-topic...

 

Both OL Ryan Van Demark and OL Wesley French should replace players we lost in FA.

RBs I have liked Borghi but also think D'Vonte Price has a legit chance to outplay both Borghi and Deon Jackson for the third roster spot.  Hard to pass on Borghi as a dual threat RB/WR more like Hines and using Price hopefully as Taylor's handcuff.

 

Khari Willis might be on the roster bubble (2023 FA) given how others have been playing at his position so Weatherford expect to be a backup 3 behind Nick Cross this season.

 

DL Scott Patchan is another hopeful player am interested in seeing how he does at camp.  This might very well be Banogu and Lewis final year with the Colts.  Think Domann will get slotted in behind Franklin at SLB over Forrest Rhyne.

 

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I am excited to see where the signing of Marcel Dabo leads. 

 

This year was the AFC South's year to get a player from the International Player Pathway program and we got Dabo.

 

He had a top-30 visit with us and was the defensive rookie of the year in the European league.

 

 

 

 

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Hoping the Colts use JoJo in a Money LB role like the Cardinals done with Deone Bucannon on Nickel packages and let him go wild near LOS shut down running lanes and attack QB.

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I’ve got Jojo, Weatherford, Borghi, and Van Demark all making my initial 53.  I think Weatherford makes a good back-up WLB in our system.  Backup RB should be a heck of a battle royale.  Coan reminds me a lot of Ehlinger with a better arm (and a year less experience).  Could be a good battle for backup QB, unless we sign Nick Foles or something.  The other two I have my eye on, but we probably don’t have a roster spot for, are Wesley French and Dallas Flowers.  There are others who could be headed to the PS too - this is a very strong UCFA class…

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I like to see what chemistry Parris displays with Matt Ryan and see if he improves and can stay healthy.  Otherwise wouldn't be shocked to see Nyheim move full time into the slot receiver role opening the door to Borghi and Price to compete with Deon for roster roles/depth.  Colts better get some time in soon between Parris and Ryan before the June 1 deadline and make a decision potentially recovering 1.146m in cap space.  Hines has shown better value and kind of see him size speaking and production level like Wes Welker and think he would thrive in our system for many years.

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22 hours ago, Archer said:

I’ve got Jojo, Weatherford, Borghi, and Van Demark all making my initial 53.  I think Weatherford makes a good back-up WLB in our system.  Backup RB should be a heck of a battle royale.  Coan reminds me a lot of Ehlinger with a better arm (and a year less experience).  Could be a good battle for backup QB, unless we sign Nick Foles or something.  The other two I have my eye on, but we probably don’t have a roster spot for, are Wesley French and Dallas Flowers.  There are others who could be headed to the PS too - this is a very strong UCFA class…


I think you could be right about the first four.  I always like to see who they have to be ahead of to make the roster, and like Ballard says, what makes them unique.  
 

Will we carry 4 RBs or 4 TEs?   I think if Borghi is really good on STs he has a shot.  
 

French has a shot.  Interior Oline is not deep at all.  

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After watching all the videos I could. Wesley French and the RB from FIU got my attention the most.

French looked like a defensive lineman on OL. He looks nasty, wanting to hit everyone. 

The RB from FIU looks like a bigger Hines. Great in space.

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We broke our string of UDFA’s making the initial 53 at 21 years last year but I think this year we have several very talented guys at spots that could use an upgrade!

 

At linebacker we have JoJo Domann and Sterling Weatherford who are both talented and multidimensional! They’ve played safety, linebacker and nickel back in college successfully AND appear to have the athletic profile (RAS) to succeed physically - now it’s just a mental grind for them to succeed. Malik Jefferson has been cut already and Glasgow & King are the only ones in the way, neither of which offer much in the base defense.

 

I think the final OLine spot will be a battle between Kemp and Van Demark with maybe Kemp moving inside to Guard and Van Demark as a swing tackle. I do think French makes the PS at the very least.

 

When it comes to the RB’s its whomever can prove to be an effective option should JT not be able to play. Verdell (two years of injuries have killed a promising college career) and Max Borghi to me are too much like Hines so that leaves Price. If Price can beat out Jackson then he’ll be our third on the depth chart. Borghi likely makes it to the practice squad. 
 

Lastly, I think Jack Coan beats out Ehlinger as the 2nd string QB. He is just as mobile, has more arm talent and has that same “it” factor that Ehlinger has - in my humble opinion of course!

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5 minutes ago, Scott Pennock said:

We broke our string of UDFA’s making the initial 53 at 21 years last year but I think this year we have several very talented guys at spots that could use an upgrade!

 

At linebacker we have JoJo Domann and Sterling Weatherford who are both talented and multidimensional! They’ve played safety, linebacker and nickel back in college successfully AND appear to have the athletic profile (RAS) to succeed physically - now it’s just a mental grind for them to succeed. Malik Jefferson has been cut already and Glasgow & King are the only ones in the way, neither of which offer much in the base defense.

 

I think the final OLine spot will be a battle between Kemp and Van Demark with maybe Kemp moving inside to Guard and Van Demark as a swing tackle. I do think French makes the PS at the very least.

 

When it comes to the RB’s its whomever can prove to be an effective option should JT not be able to play. Verdell (two years of injuries have killed a promising college career) and Max Borghi to me are too much like Hines so that leaves Price. If Price can beat out Jackson then he’ll be our third on the depth chart. Borghi likely makes it to the practice squad. 
 

Lastly, I think Jack Coan beats out Ehlinger as the 2nd string QB. He is just as mobile, has more arm talent and has that same “it” factor that Ehlinger has - in my humble opinion of course!

After reading what Reich said about Foles yesterday I have a feeling we might sign him to be Ryan’s backup and Coan or Ehlinger go to the practice squad.

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I think Domann has a great chance at making the team, right now he has number 57, so let's hope he has better luck avoiding injuries than the last person who wore it (Turay). Borgi and Van Demark also have a very good shot at making the 53 man roster.

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On 5/5/2022 at 1:46 AM, OhioColt said:

I like to see what chemistry Parris displays with Matt Ryan and see if he improves and can stay healthy.  Otherwise wouldn't be shocked to see Nyheim move full time into the slot receiver role opening the door to Borghi and Price to compete with Deon for roster roles/depth.  Colts better get some time in soon between Parris and Ryan before the June 1 deadline and make a decision potentially recovering 1.146m in cap space.  Hines has shown better value and kind of see him size speaking and production level like Wes Welker and think he would thrive in our system for many years.

So you are saying what exactly? We need to see something from PC and Kelly before June 1st or we should cut them?? Is that what you are saying here? Looking for clarity. 

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On 5/15/2022 at 9:31 PM, DaColts85 said:

So you are saying what exactly? We need to see something from PC and Kelly before June 1st or we should cut them?? Is that what you are saying here? Looking for clarity. 

Matt Ryan our QB

 

With the Colts trying out many new receivers got to think Parris time is short and the more time he spends with the new QB can only help his case this off-season and/or regular season.  We already paid Hines like an Austin Eckler and use him the slot so only makes since to move Hines full-time as a WR and add some of these rookie RBs on to the roster that are similar.

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5 hours ago, OhioColt said:

Matt Ryan our QB

 

With the Colts trying out many new receivers got to think Parris time is short and the more time he spends with the new QB can only help his case this off-season and/or regular season.  We already paid Hines like an Austin Eckler and use him the slot so only makes since to move Hines full-time as a WR and add some of these rookie RBs on to the roster that are similar.

Ok I am following now. PC does have to show something this year outside of just staying healthy I do agree. Hines being a full-time WR though, I highly doubt ever happens. He will be a great threat out of the backfield though. 
 

For what it’s worth, PC seems like a very humble guy that has had bad luck pile up. I see this being a great year for the guy. 

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