Colts Post-Draft Positional Review: Wide Receivers

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The Indianapolis Colts came out of the NFL Draft with an incredible talented wide receiver in the first round. But it wasn’t exactly a position of need for the team.

The Colts were stacked at receiver; nearly to the point where one would consider taking the position off the draft board. But the team stuck to their philosophy of taking the best player available and that was a wide out with the 29th pick.

Now offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton has to figure out how to keep all these receivers happy which will make life hell for opposing teams. Andrew Luck will have a wealth of options downfield and it wouldn’t be surprising to see him put up even better passing numbers in 2015.

With so many receiving options (even if you remove the tight ends) the team could run a spread offense to great effect. That will never happen under Chuck Pagano, but it is nice to think about.

While the Colts have more important issues to address than the passing attack, the team managed just 126 yards passing and Luck threw two interceptions to just 12 completions in the AFC Championship game. The rain certainly didn’t help, but the receivers weren’t able to get open either. The team now has more threats to pressure opposing defenses and will be able to pick and choose how to attack their opponents.

Today we breakdown each receiver and what they can offer the Colts this season.

Pro Football Focus provides the grades for players while Football Outsiders gives us the DYAR (total value) and DVOA (value per play).