The Colts Will Turn Attention Towards Draft
Now that the meat of the free agency craze is over, the Colts will turn their attention towards the draft.
The main part of free agency is over. Most of the big names have been signed, and now it will mostly be backups that get signed to improve team depth. With that being the case, the Colts are now free to give their full attention to the upcoming draft.
The draft is later this month and obviously has big implications for the Colts. GM Chris Ballard has repeatedly talked about building a good, young team through the draft. This draft will really start that process out.
There are several positions of need for the team. They still need help at offensive line, running back, wide receiver, linebacker, and in the secondary. Pretty much the entire roster can use some depth and is considered a position of need.
It will be interesting to see if the Colts decide to trade more draft picks or if they decide to stand pat. With the team needing so many players, they could continue to make trades to increase their draft capital. They need as many picks as they can manage.
Their first round pick will set the tone for the entire draft. If they take an interior lineman, that signals that the Colts are looking to get tougher in this draft. If they take a skill player, they are trying to improve their offense and excitability.
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Don’t expect the Colts to sign many free agents until after the draft. The draft will command their entire attention, aside from OTA’s, from now until after it is complete. That should mean that the team will get quality players in the draft, and will get guys who fit their system and their mentality.