Jan 4, 2015; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Indianapolis Colts general manager Ryan Grigson against the Cincinnati Bengals during the 2014 AFC Wild Card playoff football game at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports
The Colts came into the 2015 NFL Draft and completely shocked everyone by selecting a wide receiver in the first round. I gave the pick a B- on the day of the draft. Dorsett could be a great receiver, don’t get me wrong, but there were plenty of other things the Colts could have done with their selection.
Here is the entire draft for the Colts by round:
1) Phillip Dorsett, WR, Miami
3) D’Juon Smith, CB, Florida Atlantic
3) Henry Anderson, DE, Stanford
4) Clayton Geathers, SS, Central Florida
5) David Parry, NT, Stanford
6) Josh Robinson, RB, Mississippi State
6) Amario Herrera, ILB, Georgia
7) Denzell Goode, OT, Mars Hill
Give credit to Ryan Grigson for moving around the draft to get the players he wanted. He wasn’t afraid of executing his plan on draft day and it showed. While the first pick was a bit of surprise, the moves overall weren’t really head scratchers. The Colts managed to fill a number of positions that they needed and they did it by getting players they wanted. It’s hard to argue with a team that is able to go out and do exactly as they want in the NFL Draft.
That said, this draft wasn’t particularly impressive for the Colts. Smith is a solid cornerback and I like the Geathers pick as well. None of them were superb value and none of them really blew me away, however. Maybe that’s exactly what the Colts were going for this offseason, trying to stay under the radar with old veteran free agents and draft picks that didn’t really wow those paying attention.
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