Happy [day after] schedule release day everyone! If you read my comment on my schedule post you will notice I want to do an analysis of the games. Just hold your horses, we will get to it, probably the start of next week. But we are in the middle of possibilities for the draft and today we are talking about Wide Receivers.
Wide receiver, you may be saying to yourself, is not an issue. We already have Wayne (a clear cut number one wide receiver in the NFL), Garcon (I guess he’ll have to do, read “What’s the deal with our offense“), Austin Collie (an absolutely incredible slot receiver, obviously when healthy), and our fourth receiver is Anthony Gonzalez (a former number one pick, who also, when healthy can put up solid numbers for a WR). So you may be asking, why would we do this? Well if you read the section on wide receivers in the “Draft Needs” article it pretty much states that what ever happens with Wayne will dictate what happens at this pick. Obviously the lock out doesn’t give the Colts much clarity, but Wayne is coming to the end of his contract (and has wanted a new one for a while now) but it is not usually smart to give a blockbuster contract to a 32, soon to be 33, year old receiver. And if we lose Wayne, we really have no number one, so receiver could be a very possible first round pick.
I’ve said earlier I hope we go with an offensive lineman, and just find a way to keep Wayne around, but I’m not sure if sides will be able to come to a deal. That being said, here are some options.
First of all, A.J. Green out of Georia and Julio Jones of Alabama are great options, but will most likely be off the board when the Colts select. The Colts may trade up, but that is usually out of their character. Three first or second (if they fall far enough) could be:
5. Jerrel Jernigan
School: Troy Height: 5’9″ Weight: 190 lbs Class: Senior
Size here is one thing that concerns me. Yet he has solid hands and speed. He is shifty after the catch, and has good lateral agility and balance to elude defenders. Some say he may struggle with a complex playbook (like ours). Yet however he has good intangibles and is an athlete for sure. Seems like he has some attributes that the Colts like, and others that are not so favorable.
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Written by Nick Clason
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