Indianapolis Colts: Davante Adams

INDIANAPOLIS -- After spending Thursday night with their eyes glued to a giant television in their war room as names like Manziel, Clowney, Bridgewater and others were selected, the Indianapolis Colts will finally have their chance to take part on the NFL draft on Friday night.

The Colts have the No. 59 and 90 picks on Day 2 of the draft. Nothing has changed as far as need goes with them. Safety, receiver and offensive line still sitt at the top of the list. Here are some of the players still available at those positions.

Receiver:
Marqise Lee, USC
Allen Robinson, Penn State
Jordan Matthews, Vanderbilt
Cody Latimer, Indiana
Davante Adams, Fresno

Safety:
Terrence Brooks, Florida State
Brock Vereen, Minnesota
Dion Bailey, USC

Offensive line:
Xavier Su'a-Filo, G, UCLA
Marcus Martin, C, USC
Weston Richburg, C, Colorado State

Colts general manager Ryan Grigson wants excitement from everybody in the organization on who they pick. Not just mild reaction to the pick.

"We want excitement when we are turning that card in," he said. "We want guys high-fiving, not doing limp handshakes."
 

RTC: Colts will have options at WR

February, 24, 2014
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Here's Monday's Reading The Coverage:

--The Indy Star’s Mike Chappell caught up with Steve Emtman, the former Indianapolis Colts defensive lineman and No. 1 overall pick from the 1992 draft, to talk about being a dominant defensive force and the pressure behind it.

South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney is this year’s dominating defensive player in the draft. Clowney has a chance to go No. 1 overall in the May draft. He had 13 sacks and 23.5 tackles for a loss as a sophomore.

"It's always been my nature that whatever the situation, you've got to go out there and compete,'' Emtman told The Star. "That's the pressure I always felt. I didn't worry that much about what other people expected. I tried to be the best at whatever I did. That's part of being an athlete.''

--Stephen Holder, also of the Indy Star, writes that there’s plenty of depth at receiver in this year’s draft and that the Colts should be able to select one if they go in that direction in the second round. Holder mentions Penn State’s Allen Robinson, Jordan Matthews of Vanderbilt, Brandin Cooks of Oregon State and Davante Adams of Fresno State as possibilities.

The Colts have depth concerns at receiver as veteran Reggie Wayne is working his way back from a torn ACL at the age of 35.

Kiper/McShay mock draft reax: Colts

February, 6, 2014
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Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay unveiled their updated mock drafts on Thursday. The Indianapolis Colts, as it’s been known since last September, do not have a first-round pick after trading it for running back Trent Richardson.

The Browns will have the Colts' 26th pick in the first round due to the trade. The Colts definitely could use the pick because of the number of holes they need to fill this offseason.

McShay has the Browns selecting Fresno State receiver Davante Adams at No. 26.

Here’s some breakdown on Adams.

“Adams is a good-sized WR who had exceptional college production. While he can improve his route-running efficiency, he shows good burst out of his cuts to separate and effectively uses his bigger frame to shield defenders. I also have yet to see him drop a pass in five games I've studied on tape.”

NFL Insider Matt Williamson said receiver is one of the positions the Colts need to address when I spoke to him earlier this week. The Colts may not have taken a receiver in the first round if they had a pick because it’s not as much of an issue as other areas, like the offensive line.

Colts general manager Ryan Grigson is known for always looking to make moves. Don't be surprised if he tries to make a trade for a first-round pick.

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