Five Potential Trade Targets at Wide Receiver for the Colts


Oct 6, 2013; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants wide receiver Hakeem Nicks (88) celebrates a pass reception during the first half against the Philadelphia Eagles at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jim O

Indianapolis, IN – With the NFL’s trading deadline coming up tomorrow, the Colts are searching for a trade that will land them another quality wide receiver to help them replace Reggie Wayne. Let’s take a look at five players who the Colts could take a look at dealing for before the deadline arrives.

1. Hakeem Nicks, New York Giants

Nicks is the most intriguing possibility in my opinion for the Colts to acquire. Reports have his value being priced at a third round pick or possibly second round pick. The Colts have already moved their first round pick in the Trent Richardson deal, but a second or third rounder could be a possible deal if they decide they want to go all in for this season. While Nicks has had a rough year with New York, he’s still incredibly talented. Indianapolis should certainly give the Giants a call and see if they can work something out.

2. Kenny Britt, Tennessee Titans

Britt has had a very disappointing NFL career, but there is no doubt that there is major talent in him. If he’s capable of staying healthy and out of off the field issues, he’ll be able to make some noise. A change of scenery could do him a lot of good as well, and Andrew Luck throwing him the football wouldn’t hurt either.  He’s a very big, athletic receiver that could come in and fill a major need very well.

3. Josh Gordon, Cleveland Browns

Obviously Josh Gordon is known for being a deep threat, but he also has the potential to be a guy who’s able to go across the middle. Gordon hasn’t had a quality quarterback throwing him the football either, as he’s worked with Brandon Weeden, Jason Campbell, and Brian Hoyer as well. Andrew Luck would be able to help Gordon’s production rise quickly.

4. Mohamed Sanu, Cincinnati Bengals

Would the Bengals be willing to trade the young wide receiver? Possibly. He’d be a great fit for the Colts, especially being a big, sure-handed receiver. Standing 6’2″ and weighing 210 pounds makes him a play-maker in the open field as well. The Bengals haven’t used him all that much this year, and rookie Marvin Jones is beginning to break out into a special player. The Colts need to call and see what they can do to convince the Bengals to part ways with Sanu.

5. Jeremy Kerley, New York Jets

Kerley is a small wide receiver at just 5’9″ and 188 pounds, but he’s a play-maker and could help the Colts in multiple ways. He has the ability to beat his defender deep and also make plays in the short game. The Jets may not be all that interested in trading him, but then again, you never know if you don’t call. I think they would certainly entertain an offer.

Overall, the Colts are in major need of some wide receiver help. Grigson doesn’t have too much time left to make a deal, but you can bet that he’ll be working the phones until the deadline ends.

Evan Massey is an Editor at Naptown’s Finest. Follow Evan and Naptown’s Finest on Twitter.