Colts Free Agency Grades: How satisfied should Indy fans be?

INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA - JANUARY 03: T.Y. Hilton #13 of the Indianapolis Colts (Photo by Justin Casterline/Getty Images)
INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA - JANUARY 03: T.Y. Hilton #13 of the Indianapolis Colts (Photo by Justin Casterline/Getty Images) /
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Frank Reich and the Indianapolis Colts started off the offseason with a bang by trading for Carson Wentz and bringing TY Hilton back, but they weren’t the big spenders everyone anticipated that they would be.

Chris Ballard, likely choosing to save up for extensions that Quenton Nelson and Darius Leonard will inevitably end up requiring, decided to make some incremental additions and retain members of a team that went to the postseason last year.

The Colts made some very safe additions, took some one-year gambles, and tried their best to avoid getting financially handicapped when they have to sign Nelson.

Considering how the rest of the division actively got worse or didn’t improve at all, as evidenced by the Tennessee Titans losing several star offensive players and the Houston Texans conducting a very disorganized plan of attack, how did the Colts fair this free agency cycle?

Free Agency Grades: Indianapolis Colts’ new arrivals

OT Sam Tevi

Tevi is insurance at left tackle in case Indianapolis fails to land one of their top targets in the draft. Tevi does have plenty of starting experience with the Los Angeles Chargers, but his own poor play is one of the main reasons why LA is expected to draft a tackle this draft. Grade: C

DE Isaac Rochell

Another former Charger, Rochell made his name as a rotational pass rusher behind Joey Bosa and Melvin Ingram. If he starts, it could be a disaster for Indy’s defense. If he settles into a backup role, the Colts will have picked up another rock-solid depth piece. Grade: B-

C Joey Hunt

Hunt is a backup. Nothing more, nothing less. His tenure with the Seahawks produced some of the more embarrassing clips you’ll ever see from an offensive lineman in this league. If Hunt ends up getting any major playing time, something has gone horribly wrong. Grade: D+

SAF Sean Davis

Davis was signed after a very uneven stint with the Steelers, as his athletic gifts were overshadowed by the fact he remains one of the most frequently targeted safeties in the game. The Colts see value in someone that athletic, but fixing him could be a massive undertaking. Grade: C+