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Indianapolis Colts 2014 NFL Mock Draft 7.0 – 7 Rounds[Yardbarker: Wed 4/16 2:16 PM]
This is an important time for the Indianapolis Colts. The season is still months away, but the decisions that this franchise makes right now will set the building blocks for the near future. This time in April may be the most mellow in the NFL calendar year, but this is also the time to prepare for […]
This weeks questions pertains to a player out of Kent State named Dri Archer.
Question: Do you see the Colts using a prospect like Dri Archer? They hosted a private workout.
Archer posted the fastest 40 time(4.26) at the combine since Chris Johnson posted his 4.24 in 2008. He was a four year player at Kent State as he totaled 21 touchdowns throughout his career.
He rushed for over 1,400 yards as a junior, but during his senior year that number dropped to a mere 527 yards. His height and size will come into question since he only measured in a 5’8″ and 173 pounds, durability is a major concern at this point.
As he will not be used as an every down back or even a change of pace, his best attribute to a team
In only two seasons into the league, the impressive Andrew Luck has amassed an astonishing 8,196 yards and 46 touchdowns. He also has dangerous and under appreciated quickness giving him 632 yards on the ground and another nine touchdowns.
However, due to his predecessor, Luck will always be compared to one particular quarterback, Peyton Manning. Manning led a terrible Colts team to a 3-13 start his rookie year, unlike Luck who lead a team that had finished last season before his rookie year to a 11-5 record. Luck led Indianapolis to another 11-5 season in his sophomore year. Manning threw 52 touchdowns in his first two seasons and two rushing touchdowns.
The two are so close stats in regards to total touchdown production;
We are approaching the end of our best of compilation of Colts draft picks with the secondary being the final area to look into.
When you look at the Colts secondary today, no starter was drafted by the Colts. The last remaining player, Antoine Bethea, left in free agency to the 49ers.
Since the mid-2000s, the Colts drafted a slew of cornerbacks that were good players yet injury riddled throughout their careers like Marlin Jackson, Kelvin Hayden and Jerraud Powers. Tim Jennings was also drafted by the Colts but was tossed aside as he didn’t fit the system the Colts had. Jennings would flourish in Seattle and now Chicago.
So who ranks on the all-time list of best cornerbacks ever drafted by the
Who would be available at center in the second round for the Colts? Will they really add a center with the second round pick? Stampede Blue's Josh Wilson explores both of those questions.
By now we're all sick and tired of discussing the center position for the Colts. But when it's a need and a question mark entering next season, added with the fact that there's not much else to talk about, we get to talk about the center position quite a bit! Hopefully, however, this isn't just re-hasing what we've already gone over multiple times but rather helps to give an idea of where the Colts can go with the position in the draft.
The Colts drafted a
Since the 2013 NFL season ended 10 weeks ago, every team in the NFL has made changes. Both winners and losers from last year have been busy making adjustments.
Some have revamped their coaching staff. Some have turned over their roster. Some have done a little bit of both. But none, not a single one, have stood pat.
During this firestorm of activity, every team believes they’ve improved; hope springs eternal in the offseason. But reality suggests that can’t be true. For every team that gets better, another one had to regress; that’s the nature of the beast in a zero-sum game.
So which fans have reasons to be optimistic that 2014 will be better? And which ones are simply being delusional?
Colts have shown interest in Louisville's Marcus Smith, among others.
The 2014 NFL Draft is three weeks away, and, despite all the mock drafts, no one truly knows what the hell the Indianapolis Colts will do at the No. 59 pick. The only thing we can go by is noting who the team brings in for private workouts.
Contrary to what many skeptics out there say, yes, private workouts do indicate interest on the part of the team. If the Colts have no intention of drafting a player, or, at the very least, weren't entertaining the thought of drafting him, they wouldn't waste their valuable time working said player
The Indianapolis Colts could use depth at running back, but it isn't their primary need.
Can they steal an under-the-radar prospect on the third day of the NFL draft?
Watch as Adam Lefkoe and Bleacher Report NFL Analyst Chris Simms identify which sleeper RB the Colts should target in the video above.
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If you’re a fan of the Indianapolis Colts, and I’m betting that you are or you wouldn’t be reading this, then you know about Lucas Oil Stadium. Even if you’ve never been inside the building, you’ve seen it on TV or you’ve driven past it. If you’ve ever watched a game in Lucas Oil Stadium […]
Aldon Smith, current outside linebacker for the San Francisco 49ers has had some attention lately both good(on the field) and bad(off the field).
Recently he had the spotlight on him for a false bomb report charge stemming from an incident at Los Angeles airport. The 49ers are pressed even more close to their decision making on May 3rd to keep him or to let him go. Potentially Smith could make close to $10 million dollars if the 49ers decide to keep him the last year of his rookie contract.
ESPN and other reports are saying when the 49ers had to play five games without him last season they won all five games so they know what it’s like to be without him and win. Do they know what it’s like to be without him and lose?
The reining NFL sack leader Robert Mathis may have a new uniform for the upcoming season.
Teammate Vick Ballard tweeted out at picture yesterday of the mid-evil amour uniform in front of Mathis’s locker. Apparently gifts from fellow defensive teammates Bjoern Werner and Daniel Adongo.
Stampede Blue’s Josh Wilson takes a look at each of the Colts’ free agent signings this offseason, giving a basic profile of each and looking at how they each will impact the team. Today we look at center Phil Costa.
There has been no position more discussed amongst Colts fans this offseason than the center position. It started last season, with Samson Satele being a liability at the position in the middle of the Colts offensive line and with the Colts then making the easy decision to cut Satele this offseason, saving quite a bit of cap room too.
But, with the release of
While it seems like the Indianapolis Colts have finished with free agency, there are still many free agents available who haven't yet found a new team. Free agents will continue to visit with teams and find potential employers throughout the summer.
Last season, the Colts didn't sign free-agent running back Ahmad Bradshaw until early June, and GM Ryan Grigson's reputation is one that is consistently looking for new talent in all different sources. So it's completely feasible that the team could find yet another free agent this offseason.
If the Colts are still looking for
Wondering whether Colts general manager Ryan Grigson will make a trade to move back into the first round? Stampede Blue's Josh Wilson says don't count on it.
When it comes to the NFL Draft, only two things are certain: 1) it's impossible to predict, and 2) people will try to do so anyway. Predicting draft day trades are even more impossible to do, as most of them happen in the spur of the moment depending on who is available anyway.
When it comes to trades on draft day, Colts general manager Ryan Grigson is certainly one who knows a thing or two about doing just that. Entering his third draft at
Stadium Journey ranked Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis the best fan experience in the NFL for the third straight year.
When fans go to Lucas Oil Stadium, they get the number one stadium experience in the NFL. So says Stadium Journey, who for the third year in a row ranked Lucas Oil Stadium number one.
The ratings for each stadium are compiled based on a set of criteria Stadium Journey calls FANFARE: food and beverage, atmosphere, neighborhood, fans, access, return on investment, and extras. Broken down by category with explanations of each in a review by Sean MacDonald
Can Andrew Luck lead the Colts to a top-five ranking next season? Has the team surrounded Luck with enough weapons to succeed?
Every year in sports you hear that a team is tearing down their venue to build a bigger and better one. From the likes of Cowboys stadium to the Minnesota Vikings starting their construction on their new stadium, teams want to bring their fans the best experience at games.
Every year Stadium Journey ranks the best sports venues across the land, and for the third straight year the Indianapolis Colts have the number one NFL venue, fourth overall.
The rankings are broken down into seven categories that include food and beverage, atmosphere, neighborhood, fans, access, return on investment, and extras.
Lucas Oil opened in 2008, and has already