Colts Draft: Secondary Options in the First Round

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The NFL Draft is just over two weeks away and the Indianapolis Colts have a number of needs to address. Among them is the secondary which was quite good in 2014, but will be a big need in the near future.

The current projected starters include cornerbacks Vontae Davis and Greg Toler with safeties Mike Adams and Dwight Lowery. They also have Darius Butler as the slot cornerback.

Despite appearing to have all the positions checked off, the team has to start looking ahead to the future. Adams isn’t getting any younger and at 34 likely doesn’t have many years left in the NFL. Lowery is more of a band-aid then a true addition to the roster, which is why he’s on just a one year deal.

Toler is in a contract year and, if we’re complete honest, a liability in coverage. Toler will also be 31 when he becomes a free agent, thus lowering his value.

Just because the team has these starters checked off doesn’t mean the Colts can’t upgrade at each spot. There are a number of talented cornerbacks in the draft that the team could draft in the first round (and one safety they shouldn’t pass on if he’s available).