With the fifteenth pick in the 2017 NFL Draft, the Indianapolis Colts select…
15. Indianapolis Colts: Haason Reddick, LB | Temple
The Colts roster might be up there with the Jets in terms of worst depth charts I’ve seen prior to this years draft. Former GM Ryan Grigson really screwed Indy. Grigson was handed a gift in quarterback Andrew Luck with the 2012 1st overall pick and followed that up by trading a first round pick for Trent Richardson (a bust), drafting defensive end Bjoern Werner (a bust), and drafting receiver Phillip Dorsett (not a need.) It’s no wonder the Colts haven’t been back to the playoffs since getting throttled by the Patriots in the 2014-15 AFC Championship game, better knows as the ‘Deflategate’ game. Luck hasn’t been able to play a full 16 game season since then as management refused to address the offensive line until last years draft with first round pick Ryan Kelly. Too little too late if you ask me. You’ve got a once in a generation quarterback and are wasting the best football years of his career. Don’t even get me started on what they’ve done in free agency, putting together the 29th, 32nd, and 29th oldest average aged roster the last three years. The failure to get Luck more protection and addressing an aging defense has the Colts on the clock at pick number 15 (hah Eagles won the coin toss for a pick that wasn’t even theirs) in this years draft.
Due to these moves over the last few years the Colts have a lot of holes and really can’t go wrong with whatever position they look to address here. Certainly offensive line is a possibility, especially the right side which can be upgraded with a tackle such as Ryan Ramczyk or Cam Robinson or maybe a guard like Forest Lamp. The Colts have made a couple decent signings in free agency on the defensive side of the ball in DT Jonathan Hankins and OLB Jabaal Sheard, but they still need depth in the front seven and secondary. Hassan Reddick had an awesome workout at the combine and is climbing on everyones draft boards and mock drafts. He can play inside or outside linebacker, both areas the Colts could use some help. Some analysts believe he’s done enough to sneak into the first round others believe he could be a top ten pick, therefore I’ll place him right here in the middle of the first round to the Colts.