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Tuesday, April 30, 2013
What I think the Colts are thinking

By Paul Kuharsky

What I think they are thinking at the headquarters of the Indianapolis Colts…

We love what we did in the draft. Bjoern Werner is going to be a force as an outside linebacker in short order. People are comparing him to Paul Kruger, but he’ll be better than that. Between Robert Mathis, Erik Walden and Werner, we will get productive play from out top outside backers. Hugh Thornton and Khaled Holmes are going to help us complete the retooling of our offensive line, which was our No. 1 priority this offseason. Andrew Luck is unquestionably our most important commodity, and we’re going to prevent him from getting hit so much. These two were drafted, as well, with an understanding of what our new offense will be like, and they are well suited to it. Montori Hughes helps ensure we will have the sort of nose tackle we need to work. John Boyett will be healthy and give us a new depth at safety. For all the outside concern about us not drafting a corner, we gain a good cover player with him and he may be on the field in sub packages. We’ll throw to our running backs far more than we did last year, and Kerwynn Williams will be a help in that area.