The Indianapolis Colts got their quarterback via a trade with the Atlanta Falcons and now they haven’t done anything since.
It was about time that Chris Ballard struck a deal to get Matt Ryan to the Indianapolis Colts but he hasn’t added any weapons to assist with the offensive remodel. In fact, no deals were made with both Mark Glowinski and Chris Reed either.
Many note that you can find a guard in the draft or even after the draft. Reed was brought into Indianapolis to be a rotational player and ended up getting a starting job with Minnesota the next year.
When linemen play with guys like Quenton Nelson, Ryan Kelly, and Braden Smith, serviceable is what you need to be.
But what now? Where are the wide receivers that the Colts desperately need? Where is this secondary that needs to be built up after not resigning Xavier Rhodes and trading away Rock Ya-Sin?
It’s almost draft time and maybe Ballard is just going to sit back and work his magic in the draft again. This seems to be where he gets a lot of talented players. I’d expect more signings to come after the draft, once teams have filled out.
So if you are the fan waiting for the news of Tyrann Mathieu signing with the Colts, you can just go ahead and wait. Even though Mathieu is one of this year’s biggest available free agents, a deal for him might not happen until after the draft. This gives him a chance to see who is the most likely contender.
Whether Ballard makes a few trades back to acquire a ton of draft capital or not, the Colts are going to need to sign several people just to ensure we have a decent roster.
This is the most Madden-like offseason in recent memory. Maybe the auto-generator will just put players onto the team after the draft. With that being said, let’s look at some key players to look for in this year’s draft.