With Free Agency all but over the Colts were very active as they transition from the big 3-4 defense they’ve ran the last several years to the most fast Tampa 2. The 2018 NFL Draft is just around the corner here is a look at the Indianapolis Colts Team Needs heading into the draft.
Indianapolis Colts Team Needs
Former third round pick Donte Moncrief never lived up to his promise and as a free agent signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars. TY Hilton can be an elite slot receiver but Indianapolis lacks any receiver that is capable of starting outside and could use two new starters.
Inside linebacker was a weakness last year but the Colts really failed to do anything to improve the group besides using a 5th round pick on Anthony Walker. Walker may still develop into a quality starter, but with the Colts transitioning to a 4-3 defense the need only intensives.
Jack Mewhort has been one of the Colts best offensive lineman and must be resigned this offseason. They could also stand to add another guard to play opposite of him and either allow Joe Haeg and Le’Raven Clark to move back to tackle which is their natural position.
This past offseason Indianapolis brought John Simon, Barkevious Mingo and Jabaal Sheard while drafting Tarell Basham to try and fix a unit that was worse than razor thin. Simon and Mingo were nothing more than veteran additions as the Colts could really use a true edge rushing threat while Basham develops.
Indianapolis has invested in the tackle position lately using two 2016 mid round picks on LeRaven Clark and Joe Haeg. Both players have struggled and even seen snaps at right guard. The Colts could go back to the draft again but adding a veteran may be the better choice.
After Indianapolis informed Frank Gore they would not be resigning him the Colts are in the market for a feature back as 4th round pick Marlon Mack showed promise but only rushed for 358 yards. A deep running back class allows the Colts to wait till day two to make a move.
For the longest time Vontae Davis was a stalwart of this defense and their only legit elite player but injuries zapped him of his talent and was released. If Indianapolis is able to bring in another corner and resign Rashaan Melvin to go along with second round pick Quincy Wilson, the Colts could be set.