- Mike Wells, ESPN Indianapolis Colts reporter
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Here's Part I of the Colts Mailbag. Part II will run Sunday
- tomthebomb0609 (@tommystallion37) June 20, 2014
Mike Wells: Delano Howell appeared to be the frontrunner -- and he still may be -- the entire offseason until the Colts signed Adams to take Corey Lynch's spot on the roster. The Colts could have easily gone out and signed a young player, but they didn't. They signed a proven veteran, one who was on the roster of a team -- Denver -- that played in the Super Bowl last season. Howell lacks starting experience. The Colts aren't handing the starting spot to Mike Adams, but don't be surprised if he ends up starting alongside LaRon Landry at safety.
@MikeWellsNFL biggest impact from a rookie this year?
- Nate Walton (@realnatewalton) June 20, 2014
Wells: Second-round pick Jack Mewhort. The offensive lineman is capable of playing all five positions on the line. A positive for Mewhort is that he moved ahead of Lance Louis and was working with the first unit by the end of offseason workouts. The competition for that starting spot will intensify in training camp once Donald Thomas starts practicing. It'll be Louis and Thomas as the two primary players pushing Mewhort for that starting spot.
- Dustin Kelso (@DKelso78) June 20, 2014
Wells: The Colts have about $13.7 million in salary cap space left. Colts GM Ryan Grigson said a number of times earlier in the offseason that they didn't plan to use all their salary-cap space because they'll have to pay players like Andrew Luck and T.Y. Hilton at some point down road.
@MikeWellsNFL What is the likelihood that we see Daniel Adongo playing on defense this season?
- Steve Mosley (@SMosley21) June 20, 2014
Wells: That's strictly up to Daniel Adongo. Practice well and play well in the preseason and he'll have a chance to get on the field in a game. The opportunity will definitely be there early in the season when linebacker Robert Mathis is serving his four-game suspension. Playing time at Mathis' position is far from set. It's up to Adongo to prove he deserves to get snaps.
- John Krause (@krause_john) June 19, 2014
Wells: It's way, way too early to tell if Ahmad Bradshaw can stay healthy. Teams don't wear pads during offseason workouts, and even then, Bradshaw joined the quarterbacks and fellow running back Trent Richardson by wearing a red non-contact jersey. Bradshaw's health was the only thing that stopped him from being the Colts' starting running back last season. Bradshaw and Richardson were the only two running backs of three expected to push for the starting spot to take part in offseason workouts. Vick Ballard, the third, is still working his way back from a torn ACL.
The Tennessee Titans moved quickly to kick off a heavy marketing campaign featuring Marcus Mariota.
Titans coach Ken Whisenhunt said back at the NFL owners meetings in March that a quarterback drafted at No. 2 would be expected to start.
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Marcus Mariota said that Roger Goodell personally apologized to him for flubbing his last name when announcing his selection.
Pair of Ivy League stars, Southeastern Louisiana QB among those signed to see if someone can crack the roster or practice squad.
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The ESPN draft analysts were generally pleased with the Texans' 2015 draft.
The Jaguars signed nine undrafted free agents, including three linebackers.
New Jacksonville Jaguars defensive end Dante Fowler Jr. grew up with dreams of spin moves, juking linebackers and sprinting past defensive backs.
The Texans filled needs more clearly this year than in 2014, and traded up to grab players they saw falling.
The Indianapolis Colts drafted solid pieces, some that will contribute next season, some that are more for the future.
The Colts waited until their final pick in the draft to select their first offensive lineman.
The Jaguars addressed some of their most pressing needs in the first three rounds and did it by landing players on which they had high ratings.
A wrap-up of the Tennessee Titans' draft.