Colts 2014 Positional Review: Wide Receiver

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Jan 4, 2015; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Indianapolis Colts receiver Hakeem Nicks (14) attempts to elude Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Pacman Jones (Adam Jones) during the second half in the 2014 AFC Wild Card playoff football game at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Hakeem Nicks

2015 Contract:  Unrestricted Free Agent

Stats: 38 receptions, 408 yards, 4 TDs

PFF Grade: -10

DVOA: -12.9% (70th) DYAR: -1 (69th)

The Good:

At times, Nicks made big plays on the field and was a solid red zone target. He also had a few big plays in the playoffs, even though he was only on the field for 60 snaps in three games.

The Bad:

The biggest knock on Nicks was his lack of effort. He rarely seemed motivated on the field and his sloppy route running was costly for the Colts. A lazy cut against the Steelers allowed his defender to intercept a pass for a touchdown.

2015 Outlook:

Nicks is a free agent and it really wouldn’t be surprising if he returned to the team this fall. Nicks didn’t prove he was worth the $4 million contract he signed and the Colts can likely sign him at a bargain price.

The Colts are thin and inexperienced at the position as of right now. At the very least, Nicks would bring a veteran presence to the receiving corps.