How The Colts Can Perfectly Fill Their Positions of Need
Nov 15, 2014; Tuscaloosa, AL, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide defensive back Landon Collins (26) at Bryant-Denny Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Marvin Gentry-USA TODAY Sports
Number 1: Safety
The Colts know that they want solid veteran free agent Mike Adams to return, which seems likely given the mutual interest between both sides. However, the bigger question is who will be playing alongside him at safety with LaRon Landry‘s release and Sergio Brown a free agent as well.
With a relatively uninspiring safety group beyond the New England Patriots Devin McCourty, who’s likely to get franchise tagged, the Colts are stuck between a rock and a hard place in trying to improve their safety position.
Perfect Scenario: The Colts get lucky on draft night, and Alabama’s Landon Collins somehow falls to them in the late 1st round. The best safety in the draft, and the only one really worth a Day 1 pick, Collins provides the Colts with a physical, in-the-box run-stuffing presence at safety, who can start right away in the back of their secondary.
While he makes rookie mistakes every now and then, Collins excels playing alongside the re-signed veteran Adams, who provides a great mentor for the young and talented safety. Collins gives them the no-nonsense presence the team has sorely been lacking at the safety position, and someone who more importantly, provides a long-term answer at the position.