The draft is over and most of free agency is as well. What are some positions the Colts still need to fill?
Every team has needs to fill after each season. The Colts are no different. The only thing that might be different for them is that they had more needs than other teams. They addressed most of those needs in the draft and free agency, but where do they still need help?
The most glaring need is at cornerback. Indianapolis let their best corner in Rashaan Melvin leave in free agency. They also didn’t draft any corners or sign any in the early part of free agency. They don’t have many players at that position with much experience.
Linebacker is also a position they need to improve on. They drafted a couple of linebackers in the seventh round, but it remains to be seen if seventh round talent can improve the corp. Now that they have switched schemes on defense, they need backers who can cover a little better.
Wide receiver is also an issue. The Colts tried to address that by drafting Daurice Fountain and signing Ryan Grant, but that may not be enough. They still need a proven guy who can play opposite of T.Y. Hilton.
All of these positions can still be improved before the season starts. There are still some quality free agents at the receiver position, including Dez Bryant. There also are some jewels in the rough that can always be found by GM’s who look hard enough.
The Colts will sign a few more free agents before the start of training camp, but the majority of the roster is set. Any signings between now and then will just help improve roster depth as opposed to being big moves.