The Colts wisely re-signed Reggie Wayne to give Luck a consistent and dependable target, but they need to add another player who can work outside the numbers. Wayne, 33, is not a deep threat at this stage of his career and a field stretcher is sorely needed to keep defenses honest. Following the release of Dallas Clark, and the free-agency departure of Jacob Tamme to Denver, the Colts are left with just 2010 fifth-rounder Brody Eldridge at tight end. When healthy — and that hasn’t been often in his first two seasons — Eldridge can be an above-average blocker, but he has totaled just 14 catches.
They’re right about needing viable targets but I disagree that wideout is the biggest need. Andrew Luck wasn’t blessed with great receivers at Stanford. Instead he targeted tight end Coby Fleener frequently in the deep game. Still, the point remains that it is a relatively poor idea to pick a QB first overall and then ask him to toil away with no receivers.