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Sunday, February 23, 2014
Will Colts try to move into the 1st round?

By Mike Wells

Mike Wells: General manager Ryan Grigson said, “Don’t rule out anything,” when asked about that possibility last week. But I’m not sure they do it because of the depth in this year’s draft.

"I think just good scouting 101, draft common sense, you would assume there are going to be players in those mid-rounds that’s going to be heavy with talent that maybe in other drafts you wouldn’t have been able to get,” Grigson said. “You’d have to take them a couple rounds higher. I’m excited and I think a lot of other general managers and coaches are excited as well, because I think this is going to be a deep draft class.”

The Colts have picks in the second, third, fifth, sixth and seventh rounds in the May draft.

We’ll find out if not having a first-round pick (sent to Cleveland for running back Trent Richardson) will hurt the Colts at some point, but they do have an extra pick in the 2015 draft. Grigson was able to trade linebacker Caesar Rayford, the 27-year-old rookie and former Canadian Football League standout, to Dallas for a seventh-round pick last September.

Rayford had a team-high five sacks to go with two forced fumbles in the preseason last season.