With Indy entering a very … strange … offseason, and with their struggles in last year's draft class, Ryan Grigson has his work cut out for him. The toughest players to sort out in a draft are offensive linemen and defensive backs, and both positions are major concerns for Indy.
Bryan Stork was a consensus All-American and won the Rimington Trophy this past season as he helped the Seminoles win the BCS National Championship. As a former tight end coming out of high school, Stork still has a lot athleticism that helps him at the position. The effort is always there on film, as he makes sure to play until the whistle is blown.
This entry was the one I most agreed with; my only concern is that Indy might wait around and miss him. The one I disagree with entirely is Brooke's second suggestion: L'Damian Washington, WR, Missouri.
Washington has been described as a deep threat who won't go high because he's not great with his hands. Indy already has two receivers who entirely fit that description. If LeVon Brazill and Da'Rick Rogers aren't enough – and they are, by the way – the Colts also have T.Y. Hilton as a deep-ball threat. Meanwhile, their inside-route slot guys are:
A 35-year old Reggie Wayne
The Colts don't really need a lot in terms of skill guys this offseason; they have a plethora of young receivers and backs, and throwing more into the pile isn't going to do much for the Colts. If the are going to try for a wideout in the draft, someone like Mike Davis (Texas) – projected to go in the third or fourth round – would be a much better fit.
I'm not totally sold on T.J. Jones (Notre Dame), but he had a great season last year despite playing on a Golson-less offense … so, if available, he might be a good fit on Indy.