1st and best option - Trade down a few spots and get some additional picks
If the Colts don't trade down:
2nd option - Take Hill
3rd - Janoris Jenkins (top 15 talent, but might be too high a risk for a bottom feeder team like the Colts)
4. Martin or Konz (Protecting Luck should be priority #1) - Could start Martin at LT and slide Castonzo over to RT (or vice versa), then Ijalana can be the RG.
Pass on Fleener. He's got speed, but it's mostly straight line speed. Colts need TE to block and he is a **** poor blocker. Pass! Dwayne Allen in the 3rd if he's still there. It's a weak TE class. No sense in reaching.
I'd say St. Louis takes Hill unless they trade that pick to somebody who wants Jenkins.
Of course, we'll have to wait and see what the Rams do. They need a WR and Oline hep, so they could take Martin or Hill. I see them trading down to be honest, like they did in the first. Just build a bunch of picks. They already have 3 2nd rounders. They could trade down and get some additional picks this year and next.
This O-line is not as poor as some of you guys are making it out to be.
We really need to focus on the OL and make sure Luck is well protected.
Cordy Glenn is my pick.
Glenn will be too slow at RT and is best fit to be a guard IMO. I wouldn't mind him at all on the team but this line needs won't be filled with a rookie at RT.
Personally I would rather spend the money in the off season on some veteran guys than burn an early pick on a RT.
Whomever said the Rams need a tight end? We just drafted lance kendricks last year....
I'm still going with Fleener. We can find OL help later on.
I wanted to comment on the actual draft.... it made me pretty mad to hear the RG3 chants while Luck was walking across the stage. They let in the biggest group of monkeys to these draft ceremonies every year.
Luck finally gets to walk the stage and all he hears is "RG3... RG3... RG3..." I bet he is tired as ***** of hearing about RG3 all the time. I know *I* am... it's getting to be RG3 whip-lash.
One example...Graham picked in round 3... turned out to be a BEAST for the Saints.
If you know what your doing you can get OL starters in 5th round
Ya, my stance is of the guys that are left, Fleener is the only one besides maybe one of the WRs left who has a chance to be a true playmaker, and we need playmakers. I just can't see anyone left providing more of a security-blanket for Luck than Fleener... If you watch off-field footage of Luck you can tell that he's got a very close relation with Fleener.
An OL in the 2nd round would provide protection for Luck, but you lose out on a playmaker and security blanket for Luck... and in the later rounds you probly won't find a similar-caliber TE, but you can likely find OL help.
I'm almost as excited about this 2nd pick than I am the first... I think it's extremely important in the grand scheme of this franchise. We gotta nail this.
I think FLeener is going to be a beast in this league. He's got fantastic hands, great speed and route-running ability... his one weakness may be blocking, but you can work on that. I've read that his blocking isn't "that" bad. If you treat Fleener like a big down-the-middle receiver like Stanford did, you can have a ton of success with him. And his red-zone abilities are exactly what you need for a team that will likely have issues in the red zone.
There's at least one person willing to vouch for the blocking abilities of tight end Coby Fleener: Andrew Luck.
Luck, who will be the Colts' No. 1 overall pick Thursday night, was Fleener's teammate for four years at Stanford. Luck said that while Fleener is more known for his receiving skills, he can be an every-down tight end in the NFL.
"He's dynamic enough," Luck said at an NFL Play 60 pre-draft event in Manhattan Wednesday. "Obviously his speed and his jumping ability [are good], but watching him improve as a blocker in college was special, especially his dedication in the weight room and the film room."
Fleener, who may be available to the Giants with the 32nd pick, said he considers himself a well-rounded player. Many scouts have concerns about his abilities as a blocker, even though he is 6-6 and 247 pounds. Luck used to be concerned, too.
"I know when I came in as a freshman he definitely wasn't the guy you wanted in there blocking, which is no knock to him," Luck said. "But he's worked on it and [last season] he was in there on the short-yardage, goal-line stuff. He was that guy."
Ya, I think the blocking will come. His other traits are fairly special at that position.
Almost time for rounds 2 and 3 to start. Woot!
If the Colts want a DT, I wouldn't be surprised to see them pick Devon Still from PSU in the 2nd round. He should have went first round honestly. Guy is a straight up beast, will be able to step in and have an impact right away. One of the best D-lineman to come out of PSU recently and they have had more than a few good ones.