With the draft quickly approaching, many teams are looking to bump up their rosters, grab new talent, and put rookies to the test, but with only five picks, the Colts may have limited options.
This is further hindered by the fact the colts’ first pick is No.59, which is in the second round of the draft. Given their late position and fewest selections, it’s hard to tell exactly how the team will play its hand.
Regardless of who the colts may or may not pick, they will feature Marvin Harrison as announcer of the team’s first pick. Harrison was the 19th selection of the 1996 draft, and was inducted to the Indianapolis Colts Ring of Honor in 2011 for his abilities.
In an Indystar.com article, General Manager Ryan Grigson has hinted that he knows the situation may not lead to any great picks, but with a little maneuvering, could be used in trades. His primary goal is to build an aura of excitement, as he says it, “We want guys high-fiving, not doing limp handshakes.”
One possible place to look for potential draftees is the offensive line. Steve Vallos, former Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos center, has recently begun practicing with the team, and could be a factor to look out for.
The defensive line has also received some sizing-up with the addition of defensive end Arthur Jones. In March, Jones signed a five-year $30 million contract with the team, and worked with coach Chuck Pagano during their mutual time there.
The draft begins on Thursday, May 8th and will finish on Saturday May 10th.
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