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The Indianapolis Colts had to hold their horses in round one of the 2014 NFL Draft, but they made the most of what they had available.
Indianapolis had to wait through 58 other picks, prior to making their first selection. In round two (59th overall), the Colts immediately tried to fill the most gaping hole on their team, by adding an offensive lineman. In round three (90th overall), the Colts looked to bolster their offensive power, by selecting a wide receiver.
In round two, the Colts drafted OL – Jack Mewhort. Mewhort was an All-American Senior prospect, from Ohio State. His 6ft 6in, 309lb frame could be an immediate boost, for an offensive line that has been in flux for several seasons. The Colts had to help QB – Andrew Luck, and make the most of what they had available.
In round three, the Colts selected Ole Miss WR – Donte Moncrief. Indianapolis had to make a move, for the eventual retirement of WR – Reggie Wayne, but the team also needs more defensive help. Moncrief (6ft 2in, 221lbs) could be the big target that Luck has been looking for, but Indianapolis already has a decent stable of wideouts in their midst. At Ole Miss, Moncrief totaled 156 receptions for 2,371 yards, and 20 touchdowns.
The Colts will have to make big moves on Saturday to satisfy their fan base. Indianapolis hasn’t done anything wrong yet, but they still have several holes to fill.