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2016 NFL Draft: Indianapolis Colts draft needs

With the rush of free agency in the rear view mirror it is time to focus in on the NFL Draft, specifically on team needs. In this article we


With the rush of free agency in the rear view mirror it is time to focus in on the NFL Draft, specifically on team needs. In this article we look at the Indianapolis Colts draft needs for 2016 as we approach the April 28th 1st round from Chicago. The Colts season was a horrendous disappointment for the entire organisation. Andrew Luck wasn’t playing that well so the team stuggled and then Luck was lost for the season to injury and the Colts failed to win the AFC South and make the playoffs. Chuck Pagano managed to keep his job, but he has a lot to do to bring this team back to the AFC Championship game. Biggest Need: Pass Rusher Robert Mathis really doesn’t have much left in the tank any more, Bjorn Werner hasn’t improved as much as people thought he would and Trent Cole is getting up in age too, so the Colts need to add someone who can get to passer – to take pressure of the rest of the defense if nothing else. Other Needs: Offensive Line, Cornerback, Safety Whether you have your franchise QB or not, offensive line is one of the most important positions on the field, and ever since Andrew Luck was drafted, the Colts offensive line has struggled to keep him on his feet and give ball carriers room to run. Having seen the toll this takes on Luck, the Colts must prioritise keeping him safe by improving every spot on the O-line if possible. Vontae Davis can be one of the better cornerbacks in the NFL, but other than him, the Colts cornerback situation is far from ideal. If they don’t add at least one corner who is an immediate upgrade, then regardless of how well Davis plays, the Colts will always be subject to big plays through the air. Unfortunately, cornerback isn’t the only problem for the Colts defensive backfield. Outside of an aging Mike Adams the Colts really don’t have a dependable starter at safety. That must change. If they can solidify the entire backend of their defense this team will undoubtedly do better.

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Remy Cabache

Lifetime sports fan. I have written with RealSport since the NFL section started and I have also written for my own blog, EbonyBird.com and I have had several articles published in local newspapers covering my local (American) football team.

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