Shenault is a receiver who doesn’t have many touchdowns, but he’s a possession receiver. The 6’2″, 220-pound receiver is also a big body. The Colts offense is lacking in a big threat receiver in the red-zone besides the tight-end Doyle and Ebron.
Shenault can help with that. PFF ranks him in the top 10 players of the draft, but his recent injury can cause his draft value to drop. Not only that but playing on a Colorado team that lacks wins won’t help either. In his sophomore season, he caught 86 passes for 1,011 yards and 5 touchdowns with 29 tackles missed as well.
Shenault will join a team that needs an outside threat which has mostly speed on the team. Deon Cain and Parris Campbell are both speed receivers combined with another speed receiver of T.Y. Hilton. The only possession guy they have is Eric Ebron, but the Colts have been putting Jack Doyle on most of the snaps with 253 to Ebron’s 175.
It’s important the Colts have a second option at wide receiver who is fast, agile, and a big target in the end zone. On contested catches, he converted 8 of 9 last year, showing he knows how to catch the ball in traffic. He’s a dynamic player in that he can play outside, inside, or in the slot too. About 50% of his yards came from the slot position.
However, his weakness is his route running ability. With only 35 of his 108 targets coming over 10 yards and has struggled to get open in zone coverage. He still has some work to be done to develop him, but he’s a good weapon for the Colts to draft.
Weaver is a powerful defensive end for the Boise State Broncos. The third-year edge rusher has had ups and downs in his career. However, the Colts need more pass-rushers. Justin Houston is a player with a lot left in the tank, but he’s aging.
Curtis Weaver played 90% of his snaps in 2018 outside the tackles. At 6’3″ and 264 pounds, he’s very fast for his size. 2018 was his best season with a total of 507 snaps with 12 quarterback hits and 12 sacks. The Long Beach, California native has a PFF overall grade of 91.2 with nearly a 93 pass-rush overall with a 77.7 rush-defense grade. What’s most impressive about him is his 30% pass-rush winning percentage.
Weaver also played both sides of the ball in high school. He’s extremely fast and can rush up the field quickly. However, his weakness is gap control and setting the edge. He can get off quick but against rush-blocking offensive tackles and swinging guards, he has a hard time getting leverage and getting underneath the tackles to push them back.
He also only has one move with the swat move and lacked elite college level tackles leading to ballooned production and also has a hard time against doubles. Even with his weaknesses, Weaver will be a steal in the second round.