On the Colts' influx of skill players

April, 28, 2012
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Indianapolis used its third round pick, 64th, on Clemson tight end Dwayne Allen, a guy who’s more of a blocker than Coby Fleener, their second-round pick.

“The offense calls for two tight ends who are dynamic and can do different things,” said Allen, sharing what he learned in a phone conversation with offensive coordinator Bruce Arians.

On back-to-back tight ends, GM Ryan Grigson said: “It’s nice when your board lines up with your needs. It worked out real well. We secured two great football players that were just staring us right in the face.”

The Colts traded to get a another third-round pick, 92nd overall, giving No. 97 in the fourth round and a fifth next year. They used the pick on Florida International receiver and returner T.Y. Hilton.

I’ve seen some impressive highlights that show a smooth, incredibly fast player.

“Teams got to be ready for me because I’m a blazer,” he told us on a conference call. “…Me and (Andrew) Luck are going to do just fine.”

The Colts have added three skill guys for Luck. I may have said it before, but I really mean it now: It’s now time to get to work on the defense.

Paul Kuharsky | email

ESPN Tennessee Titans reporter

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