Friday, April 27, 2012
A gift for Luck: college teammate Fleener
By Paul Kuharsky
INDIANAPOLIS -- At an appearance at Lucas Oil Stadium this evening, Andrew Luck said people smarter than him would be deciding on whether Coby Fleener was the guy for the Colts at No. 34.
Those people, led by general manager Ryan Grigson, decided Luck’s Stanford teammate was, in fact, the right guy.
Fleener is the team’s second-round pick, and will be a prime target for Luck just as he was in college.
The Colts have a couple dependable receivers in Reggie Wayne and Austin Collie. Beyond that, they’ve got a reclamation project in Donnie Avery and a tight end who’s more a blocker than a receiver in Brody Eldridge.
Fleener is a giant get and fits perfectly with the idea of surrounding Luck with weapons who will maximize his chances at success.
I wasn’t alone in being surprised he made it out of the first round.
Now I expect the Colts will start to look for defenders as they have major holes at cornerback, defensive tackle and linebacker.