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  • 04/04/2012, 05:17PM ET

Lucky to get Luck

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Let's face it, it's a foregone conclusion that the Colts will be drafting Andrew Luck 1st overall. Unless, he develops an aversion to the color Blue, we should pre-order the #12 Colts Luck jersey today.

But the question is who do the Colts draft with the #34 pick in the 2nd rd?

When I look deep into my crystal ball which is full of broken dreams and empty promises, I see the Colts taking Coby Fleener, TE, Stanford.

Fleener would be perfect paired with Andrew Luck again.

Currently, the Colts don't have a good TE on the roster and he will provide a good "security blanket" for Luck.

Coby Fleener happens to be the best TE available in this draft, especially after his excellent Pro Day.

Colts draft him in the 2nd round...

Who you gots?


Mike Adams OT Ohio State University Luck will need someone to protect him and developing young offensive line talent will go along way to keeping him on the field throughout his career.


While getting a tackle would help Luck a little, it won't be what Irsay and Grigson will go after. They have added a couple of offensive lineman already during free-agency. Fleener will be the best selection at the #34 spot. The Colts have already lost Dallas Clark and Jacob Tamme and currently don't have an adequate TE on their roster. They have also added a few former Ravens defensive players to help out in the secondary and on the Defensive line. Looking at it objectively, the Colts have added pieces to most areas of need, except RB and TE. However, even though they lost Addai, they still have Donald Brown and Delone Carter. At there spot there is no one currently that can be"the next man up". This is why Coby Fleener would be the best option.


Fleener in my opinion will be chosen in the 1st round and off the board. While you have mentioned that the Colts have added offensive lineman in Free Agency you have failed to mention that they have signed 2 replacement center/guards in Mike McGlynn, and Samson satele, and traded for a back up tackle with an injury history in a deal that The Eagles appear to be giving him away.

"Justice was traded to the Indianapolis Colts on March 14, 2012, along with the Eagles' sixth round pick in 2012 for the Colts' sixth round pick in 2012."

Your other tackles are an undrafted free agent returning from last years starting line Jeff Linkenbach and Mike Tepper.

Tight ends will be available later in the draft and in free agency including:
Dallas Clark, Jeremy Shockey,and Visanthe Shiancoe.


Adams is just as likely to be drafted in the first round as all teams look to improve their Offensive line but the Colts need to draft Fleener as they need to make sure that Luck has some help. Signing McGinn, Justice and Satellite all will do that. Many teams that drafted a QB high always add some offensive help shortly thereafter. This is a completely different team now. This Colts team won't be the finesse team that they were before. In order for the Colts to be successful with a new GM, coach, QB they need to draft Fleener. You have actually helped make my point. They've already signed 3 free agent offensive lineman they need to draft someone offensive help to generate some offense. Albeit, a young offense, but Luck, Wayne, Collie, Brown and.. You guessed it, Fleener will make the offense a success. I hate typing on blackberry. Good TD


A TE should be the QB'S security blanket. When a young talent is paired with a veteran QB than the possibility for success increases. In the case for Luck, it is my belief he isbest surround by veteran receivers and tight ends to help him with his development. As for your response that a guard/center is the same as an offensive tackle than you do not know the intricacies of the offensive line.

April 4, 2012  05:52 PM ET

I have someone in mind and its not Fleener. I don't think he makes it out of the 1st.

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April 4, 2012  06:31 PM ET
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Yea whats this based off of? Like dream scenario? Cause most every mock draft i've seen has Fleener going to the Giants.Like obviously I can't say Blackmon but as long as there is a chance they'll still be there then is it fair game?

They should draft Matt Kalil with the #34 pick.

April 4, 2012  06:33 PM ET
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They should draft Matt Kalil with the #34 pick.

Value!

April 4, 2012  07:44 PM ET

They should take Cooper Manning.

April 4, 2012  07:55 PM ET
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They should draft Matt Kalil with the #34 pick.

I'd take Griffin III, then trade him to the Redskins for 2 first round picks.

April 4, 2012  08:21 PM ET
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I'd take Griffin III, then trade him to the Redskins for 2 first round picks.

XD

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April 4, 2012  10:41 PM ET
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Just don't take Morris Claiborne.A four on the Wonderlic? A FOUR????

How important is the Wonderlic for cornerbacks?

Unless the guy is playing quarterback I really don't care what his Wonderlic score is. And even with quarterbacks the significance of the Wonderlic score is debatable.

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April 5, 2012  06:47 AM ET
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Not very. Good athletes are dumb jocks.

I did a quick internet search on the Wonderlic last night.

They claim "a score of at least 10 indicates literacy".

April 5, 2012  07:09 AM ET
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I did a quick internet search on the Wonderlic last night.They claim "a score of at least 10 indicates literacy".

There's some Wonderlic sample questions floating around the net that ESPN posted a few years ago. The questions seem to range in difficulty. But the easy questions are really easy. And the difficult questions aren't so much difficult as they are time consuming... which is important because the Wonderlic is a timed test.

Wonderlic sample questions: http://espn.go.com/page2/s/closer/020228test.html

Using those sample questions as a benchmark, I think it is fair to question Morris Claiborne's literacy.

April 5, 2012  11:07 AM ET
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Yea whats this based off of? Like dream scenario? Cause most every mock draft i've seen has Fleener going to the Giants.Like obviously I can't say Blackmon but as long as there is a chance they'll still be there then is it fair game?

Based off of what?? So, because you think he will be picked 32nd overall, there is no way he can fall to... 34th?

Come on now son, I know you know it's possible.

April 5, 2012  11:22 AM ET
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They should draft Matt Kalil with the #34 pick.

Ummm, last time i checked he's suppose to b a TOP 5 PICK!!!

 
April 5, 2012  11:45 AM ET
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Ummm, last time i checked he's suppose to b a TOP 5 PICK!!!

They all just of bunch of hosers...

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