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Geo
04-26-2008, 08:42 AM
The 2008 Draft is finally here!

It's Draft weekend, and best of luck to the Indianapolis Colts in finding good players to help the team for the future.

Discuss the event here.

Geo
04-26-2008, 09:38 AM
I have to say, I'm liking the idea of drafting center Mike Pollak (triggered by Rick Gosselin's final mock) the more I think of it. Both Saturday and Gandy are free agents after 08, and even if the Colts re-sign Saturday so that he stays and maybe retires as a Colts player, Pollak could probably play right guard with his good size (6-3.5/300) while he gives the Colts a back-up center to develop and have waiting in the wings should anything happen to Saturday. Imagine is something did happen next year and there's no experienced back-up for Manning, who knows how hard the offense is hit because there's no center to handle the line calls proficiently.

RCAChainGang
04-26-2008, 03:41 PM
I have to say, I'm liking the idea of drafting center Mike Pollak (triggered by Rick Gosselin's final mock) the more I think of it. Both Saturday and Gandy are free agents after 08, and even if the Colts re-sign Saturday so that he stays and maybe retires as a Colts player, Pollak could probably play right guard with his good size (6-3.5/300) while he gives the Colts a back-up center to develop and have waiting in the wings should anything happen to Saturday. Imagine is something did happen next year and there's no experienced back-up for Manning, who knows how hard the offense is hit because there's no center to handle the line calls proficiently.

Yes, that doesn't sound bad at all. I would be happy to see a good lineman and insurance for Saturday. Changing my mind too.

Yet again I can't see myself being angry with most possibilities.

RCAChainGang
04-26-2008, 03:46 PM
Haha, on our key additions it says "none". So from the way things are going what do you guys think we will end up drafting. Chris Johnson probably won't fall and I doubt we wil trade up so I am thinking Matt Forte.

UKfan
04-26-2008, 04:08 PM
Haha, on our key additions it says "none". So from the way things are going what do you guys think we will end up drafting. Chris Johnson probably won't fall and I doubt we wil trade up so I am thinking Matt Forte.

He could, the longer Mendenhall falls, the more chance we can get Johnson IMO, anyway the lack of RB's taken is only positive for us.

Geo
04-26-2008, 04:34 PM
The run on offensive lineman is dropping some really good talent down, hopefully we'll see a run on corners too because the Colts are so deep there. Devin Thomas and all the other WRs are still on the board, runningbacks are still strong with Mendenhall and Chris Johnson remaining, etcetera.

Geo
04-26-2008, 04:46 PM
... and after I say that, Jones and Mendenhall go off the board on consecutive picks. I'm keeping my mouth shut.

MaxV
04-26-2008, 04:59 PM
Well, cross Chris Johnson's name off the list.

Unfortunately, he's in our division. I hope he's a bust. ;)

RCAChainGang
04-26-2008, 05:00 PM
... and after I say that, Jones and Mendenhall go off the board on consecutive picks. I'm keeping my mouth shut.

Ya, that hurts. Good news is we could have a good WR drafted.

Geo
04-26-2008, 05:19 PM
Wow @ Seattle drafting Lawrence Jackson in the 1st round. I would have considered him with the Colts' pick, but that's too early imo. It helps drop the wide receivers further (Polian eyeing DeSean Jackson?) ... but this run on DEs doesn't bode well for Avril reaching the Colts, which we sort of suspected.

Honestly, with the wide receivers all remaining, I think the Colts might draft someone from another position, and potentially still draft a high-rated WR in the 3rd maybe.

MaxV
04-26-2008, 05:24 PM
Mort is giving Bill Polian props on that trade for Tony Ugoh.

Polian = the best.

Geo
04-26-2008, 05:28 PM
Oh for sure, Ugoh was so worth it. Sam Baker and Duane Brown went higher than the Colts' pick this year, for crying out loud. And did you see what the Panthers gave up for Otah? Wowzers.

MaxV
04-26-2008, 05:32 PM
Yet again, I question Polian's decision and YET AGAIN he proves me wrong.

I'm telling you, whoever he picks in the 2nd round is FINE BY ME. I don't care if Anthony Morelli, I'll TOTALLY support it.

Well, maybe not Morelli (that would make me vomit), but you guys get the point.

Geo
04-26-2008, 05:54 PM
Some wide receivers are coming off the board:

#33- STL/ Donnie Avery
#34- WAS/ Devin Thomas
#36- GB/ Jordy Nelson

MaxV
04-26-2008, 06:06 PM
Could Dan Connor fall to us?

He would be a GREAT pick.

MaxV
04-26-2008, 06:47 PM
We are getting closer and closer to our pick.

There are still A LOT of prospects that I like still on the board.

MaxV
04-26-2008, 07:27 PM
2 more picks and we'll be on the clock.

There are about 6-7 guys still on the board that would be very good picks for us here.

I want Dan Connor.

fischbowl
04-26-2008, 07:45 PM
A little early for Pollak I feel but I like the pick.

I thought it wouldv'e been Avril

Geo
04-26-2008, 07:49 PM
Yes, I love this pick! Gosselin nailed it, and thankfully Pollak managed to last. The center position takes a hit after him, and he's a potential Pro Bowler in the Colts' offense. Excellent pick by the Colts.

Check out this excerpt from info man (similar to Gosselin) Bob McGinn, talking with general managers and scouts:

CENTERS

1. MIKE POLLAK, Arizona State (6-3, 300, 4.99, 2-3) - Started 36 games over four years. "He's the guy that I think will play longer than any of them, except maybe Jake Long," Savage said. "He's as sure a thing as there is in this whole draft. He's maybe a notch below Nick Mangold. Not quite as athletic. You just plug him in and he's going to play and you're never even going to notice." Another scout said he was as good as Mangold, the Ohio State center who went 29th to the Jets in '06. "There's not a lot of up side to him," one scout said. "You know what you're getting. He's got all the intangibles." Scrapped hard against Ellis in '07. "He's quick and good enough strength," another scout said. "He's not a mauler but he's a pretty good athlete and he's smart (24 on the Wonderlic) and he's tough."

RCAChainGang
04-26-2008, 07:50 PM
Good pick. If he can help at guard then thats one need settled. I was hoping we would get Avril or Sweed though.

MaxV
04-26-2008, 08:01 PM
It's a safe pick. Pollack will be a starter in the NFL.

Still, I wanted Dan Connor, Dre Moore or Cliff Avril.

Hopefully, some other interesting prospects fall to the 3rd round.

MaxV
04-26-2008, 08:06 PM
Looks like he'll start at OG in his rookie year and then maybe take over for Saturday.

Geo
04-26-2008, 08:15 PM
I'm with you there on liking Connor and Avril, Max, but honestly I wouldn't trade Pollak for any remaining prospect. He's my fave center prospect since Nick Mangold (who is a stud for the Jets), last year I liked Samson Satele and Josh Beekman but less so, and I wasn't a big fan of Ryan Kalil really.

It is a daunting task to eventually replace such a proficient player and leader as Jeff Saturday, but Pollak is as good as any other candidate. And as stated, could play guard with his strength, if Saturday re-signs with the team. Either way, he helps improve the offensive line - not just in pass blocking, but in run blocking very importantly.

Sporting News Mike Pollak draft profile w/ analysis for Colts' selection (http://warroom.sportingnews.com/nfl/draft/2008/players/7808.html)
Sports Illustrated Mike Pollak draft profile w/ highlight reel (http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/football/2008/draft/players/4733.html)

Dam8610
04-26-2008, 08:31 PM
I'm surprised. What does this mean for Saturday's future? What do you guys think the Colts will do tomorrow?

MaxV
04-26-2008, 08:42 PM
I'm surprised. What does this mean for Saturday's future? What do you guys think the Colts will do tomorrow?

Well, there are a lot of VERY interesting guys left on the board, including your boy Cliff Avril.

There are about 10-12 prospects that I'm high on and I believe would make a very good 3rd round picks.

MaxV
04-26-2008, 08:45 PM
There is a Bill Polian and Tony Dungy press conference and Mike Polak interview available on Colts.com

Geo
04-26-2008, 09:01 PM
Well, I can't think of any players the current Colts regime signed to a new deal who were 33/34 years old at the time. Saturday will be 33 this June, 34 next June. In all likelihood, they were probably expecting/planning for Tarik Glenn to leave in free agency this offseason, when they made the move to acquire Tony Ugoh last April.

And there's been a few whispers that maybe Saturday had a bit of a down year last year, although I don't recall the idea of decline coming out full-fledged.

I would think the franchise would try to re-sign Saturday, maybe. And having Pollak is actually a good bargaining tool in those contract talks, to be frank. Not just Saturday, but Dylan Gandy is also a free agent after 2008 - and you would think, or at least I do, that the Colts would be best served re-signing one of them, right? Gandy might come cheaper, is younger, and can play LG/C/RG.

Edit: From the press conference, sounds like he's looked at primarily as a guard. Maybe they're being kind to Saturday in some fashion, maybe not.

*****

I agree on the remaining prospects, there's a lot of good players left. Hopefully at least one of them reaches the Colts' picks. There is a handful of receivers especially. Pass rushers, especially some "undersized" guys who could fit in the defense. Some quality mid/late round backs for the Colts to grab one of.

Geo
04-26-2008, 10:04 PM
Quick thoughts heading into Day Two:

- Not only does Pollak address the long-term situation at center, but he also provides depth/starting ability at guard. Two birds with one stone, excellent, giving the Colts flexbility in taking the best players with their remaining picks.

- I'd love if the Colts drafted Earl Bennett, or one of the very talented wide receivers if they manage to reach the 3rd round pick. Interesting how not one WR was drafted in the 1st round ... but then ten! were drafted in the 2nd. Still, top-notch guys like the aforementioned Bennett, Early Doucet, Mario Manningham (maybe considered), and Andre Caldwell remain available on the board.

- I have to admit, I let myself think Trevor Laws and Quentin Groves might reach the Colts' pick. I wonder if they would have pulled the trigger on Groves, he's not a pristine prospect, but both were good pick-ups by the Eagles and Jaguars respectively.

- Be honest: what were you thinking when Brian Brohm was two picks away from the Colts? Heck, I would have drafted him, it's just too much value and the team might develop him such that you farm him out for a higher return ala Matt Schaub. But per Polian's words, a QB reaching their pick would have been used as interest for a potential trade back. Oh well ... interesting situation the Packers have, with both Aaron Rodgers and Brohm now.

- I wish Tennessee could have wasted another 2nd round pick on a RB bust, like say draft Jamaal Charles ... but they snatched up a playmaker in Chris Johnson in the first. Darn. Speaking of the Jags, their aggressive moves netted them Groves but also Derrick Harvey, both players who should help their pass defense. At least Houston drafted Duane Brown in the 1st.

MaxV
04-27-2008, 10:37 AM
Phillip Wheeler is our 3rd round pick.

I'm very high on him. Excellent fit in our system. He could be a starter in Year 2 and a good one.

Geo
04-27-2008, 10:38 AM
Colts' 3rd round pick: Phillip Wheeler, LB, Georgia Tech
Sporting News Wheeler draft profile (http://warroom.sportingnews.com/nfl/draft/2008/players/7881.html)
Sports Illustrated Wheeler draft profile w/ highlight reel (http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/football/2008/draft/players/5132.html)

LOVE this pick, I honestly though both Gooden of Miami and Wheeler would be off the board before the Colts' pick. Wheeler can play anywhere for the Colts, and can do it well. Great player, think bigger Mike Peterson, dreds included. :D Probably the future at SAM after Hagler in 08, Wheeler could be the ideal MIKE for the team although Gary Brackett made plays last season. Stellar pick.

I might have liked Manningham, but Wheeler doesn't have anywhere near the questions or concerns.

Also, once Detroit traded up, I knew they were going for Avril. Oh well, I'm quite pleased with Wheeler so best of luck to them.

Geo
04-27-2008, 10:41 AM
Man, I'm so pumped right now. The Colts have come out with two very good players with their first two picks. Wheeler is right up there with getting Dante Hughes and Quinn Pitcock in the 3rd last year ... and he could be a better player than either of those two.

I wish I could hug Coach Dungy and Polian right now. :p

RCAChainGang
04-27-2008, 10:46 AM
Colts' 3rd round pick: Phillip Wheeler, LB, Georgia Tech

LOVE this pick, I honestly though both Gooden of Miami and Wheeler would be off the board before the Colts' pick. Wheeler can play anywhere for the Colts, and can do it well. Great player, think bigger Mike Peterson, dreds included. :D Probably the future at SAM after Hagler in 08, Wheeler could be the ideal MIKE for the team although Gary Brackett made plays last season. Stellar pick.

I might have liked Manningham, but Wheeler doesn't have anywhere near the questions or concerns.

Also, once Detroit traded up, I knew they were going for Avril. Oh well, I'm quite pleased with Wheeler so best of luck to them.

Thanks for the explanation. I'm liking this pick too. Do you guys think we will go with an offensive prospect next pick? I know we need to look on te defensive line, but all the good offensive prospects are going fast. :/

MaxV
04-27-2008, 10:59 AM
BPA should be the picks for the rest of the draft.

MaxV
04-27-2008, 11:02 AM
BTW, do not be surprised if Wheeler plays some at DE as well.

His best skills might be as a pass-rusher and he does have some experience at DE.

Geo
04-27-2008, 11:02 AM
The Colts still have 7 more draft picks.

I'd be surprised if there wasn't at least one tight end and one runningback among them. Maybe an offensive tackle for depth, or if we're lucky, they find Ryan Diem's successor on Day Two. But for sure, there will be a TE and RB pick somewhere today, and the Colts can pick up very solid guys late at those positions.

Wide receiver ... honestly, it wasn't a big need with Aromashodu and Roy Hall (is a Beast) being developed, plus the pick-up of Courtney Roby, it's just that there was some value there in the 2nd and 3rd to consider. There are still some solid WR prospects like Keenan Burton of Kentucky, and of course some small school guys. Wisconsion WR Luke Swan is Brandon Stokley v2.0, he could be a good late round flier.

Defensively, sure they will draft a DE who can contribute to the pass rush in some way, and there's still a lot of good guys there at the position. Not to mention a bunch of "undersized" guys who will be floating around Rounds 5-7, and those guys can fit the Colts.

MaxV
04-27-2008, 12:19 PM
Colts select TE Jacob Tamme in the 4th round.

He's another good weapon the passing game, but I though we wanted a good blocking TE opposite Clark.

fischbowl
04-27-2008, 12:22 PM
Jacob Tamme Round 4. Good Pick, should be another Utecht if not better

Geo
04-27-2008, 12:28 PM
I don't want to come off as slurping up the Colts like some kind of zombie ... but it's almost unfair how the Colts are handling the Draft.

How 6-3.5/240 Jacob Tamme, with 4.5 speed and likely the smartest player in the Draft, falls to the Colts' 4th round pick is beyond me. He's All-SEC talent, All-Academic everything talent. Stellar receiving option, more than willing blocker.

With some coaching and practice in that area, Tamme will be a sufficient pass pro option like Utecht, be a bocker on the move and get the job done on plays like draws, and the Colts can always find a guy to block if they need to. Heck, they could play Charlie Johnson as blocking TE.

Tamme is great value and a great fit for the offense. They now have two potential match-up advantages in Clark and Tamme who can be moved around the field, bigger receiving options for Peyton to find in the red zone but also too fast/big for linebackers/corners.

Dam8610
04-27-2008, 12:31 PM
I really like the Tamme pick, he was one guy at TE I figured would go excellent in this scheme. Obviously he's a little on the light side, but he runs great routes, has good hands, and blazing speed for a TE.

Geo
04-27-2008, 12:43 PM
It's not like Utecht was a great run-blocker, but he was good in pass protection. I think Tamme can do the same, he'll get the job done, except he's a better receiving option now. And there aren't the fumbling/durability questions of course.

The Colts can pick up an UDFA TE, maybe Jon Stupar of Virginia, who might be more of a blocker TE. In the meantime, an added bonus is that Tamme gives Manning a taller/longer option receiving-wise to help out, and can probably learn to line up from everywhere on the field to do so, thanks to his ability and intelligence.

Side note: shame Tashard Choice didn't last until the Colts' pick, he might have been a consideration there. I think he would have been a mid-round gem like Marion Barber, and interestingly enough the Cowboys drafted Choice. There's still a lot of good backs remaining though, and the Colts were able to get Tamme at this pick.

Staubach12
04-27-2008, 01:02 PM
Good pick.

RCAChainGang
04-27-2008, 01:10 PM
love this pick! I know Jacob Tamme's cousin! She goes to my church. I told her that I wanted him drafted! I don't know how he fell to the fourth! Excellent draft so far. The Colts draft never ceases to impress me. Jacob Tamme was one of my favorite players and I had predicted this, but in an earlier round. Thats the first time I've hit the nail on the head in the draft.

P. S.- Sorry Staubach is my brother and it automatically signs him in. My bad... I was just so excited I had to post my thoughts :D

Geo
04-27-2008, 01:28 PM
No prob, RCA. ;)

There's still some pretty good players available, including at DE and at RB specifically which is really good for the Colts.

UKfan
04-27-2008, 02:00 PM
Marcus Howard in the fifth seems like pretty good value and fills a need, I like the way this draft is shaping up.

Geo
04-27-2008, 02:01 PM
Colts' 5th round selection: Marcus Howard, DE, Georgia
Sports Illustrated Howard draft profile w/ highlight reel (http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/football/2008/draft/players/5688.html)
Sporting News Howard draft profile (http://warroom.sportingnews.com/nfl/draft/2008/players/7854.html)

5th round is the perfect area to draft a pass rush specialist, and Howard is a great prospect in that mold to take here. Awesome pick, so far this is my fave Colts draft ever.

RCAChainGang
04-27-2008, 02:03 PM
Terrific pick. I almost guarantee you he will play DE. Would be a smaller guy perfect for our system. Great pass rusher.

I was thinking we were gonna pick Jonathan Zenon CB from LSU because he has good value and would fit well with our scheme.

Either way would have been nice. Good pick.

RCAChainGang
04-27-2008, 02:09 PM
Here is our money round... Round 6!
6 6 6 :O

Dam8610
04-27-2008, 03:10 PM
With the selection of Marcus Howard, I'm REALLY liking how this draft is shaping up.

Geo
04-27-2008, 03:26 PM
Colts' 6th round (#196) selection: Tom Santi, TE, Virginia

Yay, big big fan of this pick. Santi is a real sleeper TE who can do it all imo, and will likely contribute on special teams as well. He's a great addition to the team.

RCAChainGang
04-27-2008, 03:53 PM
So anyone know anything about that center. Is that WR anything special?

redviper311
04-27-2008, 03:59 PM
Love the Mike Hart selection.

UKfan
04-27-2008, 04:00 PM
Justice is ranked just behind Pollak in Scott's rankings and IMO could push Pollak for the Center spot, and whoever isn't the center IMO has the capability to play guard as well from what I have read. Certainly Pollak can.

Garcon is 28th in Scott's WR rankings, played DIII football.

http://www.nfldraftcountdown.com/scoutingreports/wr/pierregarcon.html

Also he was a return man, which could certainly be useful.

redviper311
04-27-2008, 04:01 PM
But the only grip I have thus far with our third round draft choice...both Early Doucet and Rashad Choice where both on the board and we pass them up.

Geo
04-27-2008, 04:07 PM
Colts' 6th round (#201) selection: Steve Justice, C, Wake Forest
Sporting News Justice draft profile (http://warroom.sportingnews.com/nfl/draft/2008/players/7666.html)
Sports Illustrated Justice draft profile w/ highlight reel (http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/football/2008/draft/players/5294.html)

What a steal for Justice to fall this late, wowzers. Not only have the Colts addressed the center of the future to follow Jeff Saturday from 2009 on, but they've now (probably) addressed right guard for the future as well. Just wow. We're not talking about small school offensive lineman, Mudd has some awesome new blood to work with.

Colts' 6th round (#202) selection: Mike Hart, RB, Michigan
Sporting News Hart draft profile (http://warroom.sportingnews.com/nfl/draft/2008/players/7654.html)
Sports Illustrated Hart draft profile w/ highlight reel (http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/football/2008/draft/players/21635.html)

Wonderful! Thank you Colts for ignoring the all-important 40 time and the big college workload, drafting the perfect back. He's the best pass protector in the Draft, can receive the ball well, can run it between the tackles, doesn't fumble, and has an iron-will that champions have. Patient tough runner with quick feet and awesome vision, a true football player with accountability and leadership. Basically he's everything Kenton Keith isn't, Mike Hart is a winner and gives the Colts the best back-up RB they've had in Polian's tenure with the Colts.

Colts' 6th round (#205) selection: Pierre Garcon, WR, Mount Union
Sporting News Garcon draft profile (http://warroom.sportingnews.com/nfl/draft/2008/players/8179.html)
Sports Illustrated Garcon draft profile (http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/football/2008/draft/players/66746.html)

Good pick on an ultra-productive, small school receiver who might additionally contribute as a return man.

UKfan
04-27-2008, 04:08 PM
I like the Wheeler pick, I think after this season he will be starting over Hagler, maybe even before. He also gives us an option for blitzing, not saying we will use him much in that way, but at least the option is there, could help our pass rush.

redviper311
04-27-2008, 04:21 PM
Sorry UK I was never a big Wheeler fan...I personally thought that was the worst pick the front office has made during this draft. I had him around the 4th or 5th round...I really felt we reached on him.

UKfan
04-27-2008, 04:24 PM
It's cool, people have different opinions on these things. I guess we'll see how it plays out during the season anyway,

Geo
04-27-2008, 05:05 PM
Colts' 7th round selection: Jamey Richard, C, Buffalo
Sports Illustrated Richard draft profile (http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/football/2008/draft/players/6193.html)
Sporting News Richard draft profile (http://warroom.sportingnews.com/nfl/draft/2008/players/8102.html)

Solid OL pick in the 7th round, Richard's size at 6-4.5/295 is very similar to that of former Colts player Jake Scott. Maybe he's a consideration at guard like Scott was, and hopefully could also contribute as a swing tackle maybe. Obviously the Colts put a lot of study in the centers this year, they must have liked what they saw in some prospects.

Dam8610
04-27-2008, 05:12 PM
Other than Mike Hart, I love this draft. The only problem is backup RB is still a need coming out of it, but other than that, every need was addressed very well.

RagingColt
04-27-2008, 07:33 PM
After watching the draft and looking back at the players the Colts drafted, there is no other way to say it. Bill Polian+great scouting dept=great drafts. Let the pundits and experts give us a "C" this year like most years on our draft classes. We'll just continue to win our division and make the playoffs. I'm psyched up for some football now. It's a shame we have to wait till the Sunday night game vs. Chi town to see these guys play in a real game. Can't wait till training camp at Rose Hulman in Terre Haute to see all the rookies in action.

Geo
04-27-2008, 07:42 PM
Personally I wouldn't change a thing about the Colts' Draft, the team did a phenomenal job. I'm not into grades or anything, but if I had to say, call it an A-plus imo.

fischbowl
04-27-2008, 08:21 PM
Colts' 7th round selection: Jamey Richard, C, Buffalo
Sports Illustrated Richard draft profile (http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/football/2008/draft/players/6193.html)
Sporting News Richard draft profile (http://warroom.sportingnews.com/nfl/draft/2008/players/8102.html)

Solid OL pick in the 7th round, Richard's size at 6-4.5/295 is very similar to that of former Colts player Jake Scott. Maybe he's a consideration at guard like Scott was, and hopefully could also contribute as a swing tackle maybe. Obviously the Colts put a lot of study in the centers this year, they must have liked what they saw in some prospects.

Richard is a beast. Congratulations

Geo
04-27-2008, 08:24 PM
Thanks. Richard is an interesting guy because of his size, I'm looking forward to seeing how he does in the preseason and where Mudd thinks he's suited. From what Polian said at the presser, it sounds like they think more of him than just taking a flier on a player

MaxV
04-27-2008, 09:10 PM
I just got back home and read all of our picks.

My summary of this draft for the Colts:

Bill Polian = DA MAN.

MaxV
04-27-2008, 09:25 PM
Other than Mike Hart, I love this draft. The only problem is backup RB is still a need coming out of it, but other than that, every need was addressed very well.

I think Hart is prove you wrong man. This guy dominated against great competition.

I don't care what are his measurables, he's a good football player.

Dam8610
04-27-2008, 09:38 PM
I think Hart is prove you wrong man. This guy dominated against great competition.

I don't care what are his measurables, he's a good football player.

I hope he does, there's a lot of reason to doubt though. Small, slow, ran behind the #1 pick, etc.

MaxV
04-27-2008, 09:52 PM
I hope he does, there's a lot of reason to doubt though. Small, slow, ran behind the #1 pick, etc.

Still, he's a very good choice in the 6th round. A low risk/high reward kind of a pick imo.

RCAChainGang
04-27-2008, 10:21 PM
Great draft. The O-Line has major depth. They surprise me each year but its a good surprise! This is better than Chris Johnson; screw him ;p

UKfan
04-28-2008, 05:13 AM
Having read around a bit this morning (I have my good laptop back, yes!) a lot of sites are saying Pollak is a reach. I haven't seen him play so I wanted to see what you guys thought, was he decent value in the 2nd? I like the pick regardless as we needed a smart C to groom behind Saturday.

redviper311
04-28-2008, 07:48 AM
Having read around a bit this morning (I have my good laptop back, yes!) a lot of sites are saying Pollak is a reach. I haven't seen him play so I wanted to see what you guys thought, was he decent value in the 2nd? I like the pick regardless as we needed a smart C to groom behind Saturday.


What is great about Pollak is that he is very intelligent and very versatile. He is an athletic OL man that can play either G or C, which rises is value with the Colts.

All three OL drafted are able to play G or C.

MaxV
04-28-2008, 09:21 AM
I love the quote in today's NY Post:

"Mike Pollak? If Bill Polian picked him, he must be good."

Geo
04-28-2008, 09:27 AM
I don't see how Pollak is a reach, given that he was valued/rated in the late 2nd/maybe early 3rd area.

Geo
04-28-2008, 11:16 AM
Check out this article on Steve Justice (http://www.news-journalonline.com/NewsJournalOnline/Sports/Headlines/sptNFL01042808.htm), shedding some light on how he managed to reach the 6th round where the Colts wisely drafted him.

Also, this AP article on the Colts' 2008 Draft (http://thenewsdispatch.com/main.asp?SectionID=8&SubSectionID=96&ArticleID=12765&TM=37168.57) really sums it all up nicely.

Flyboy
04-28-2008, 11:18 AM
Wheeler is going to be a nightmare on that defense. Kudos.

UKfan
04-28-2008, 11:24 AM
Thanks for the info on Pollak guys :) I knew Polian wouldn't mess up haha.

MaxV
05-03-2008, 03:40 PM
Here are highlights of some of the guys we've drafted:

Pierre Garcon:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ah81R4pIYEI&NR=1 (sick catch)
http://youtube.com/watch?v=umjGaP-Q_eQ
http://youtube.com/watch?v=vvzTkNIVEj0

Mike Hart:
http://youtube.com/watch?v=MW6yFIRgjWs

Philip Wheeler:
http://youtube.com/watch?v=RnLqb2FP2_U
http://youtube.com/watch?v=rXoC0uv_l7I

Marcus Howard:
http://youtube.com/watch?v=0qr6o3xBmNw

MaxV
06-16-2008, 08:46 PM
Scott's review for Colts' 2008 draft.

http://www.nfldraftcountdown.com/reviews/reviews/indianapoliscolts.html

As always, great job by Scott.

RagingColt
06-16-2008, 09:31 PM
Good overview by Scott. I'd agree with him in saying we got one starter for this year and alot of player who can be vital role players for us this year and potential starters in the future. Wheeler, Howard and Tamme can play huge for us this year in limited roles.