Sunday, May 12, 2013

2013 NFL Draft Team Grades: Indianapolis Colts




First Round: Bjoern Werner, DE/OLB, Florida State

Werner was at one point a top 5 pick, but his stock has fallen a lot in since the combine. I thought he might even go in round two. I think Werner has great potential, but I don't know where he is going to fit in the 3-4. He's probably too small to but his hands in the dirt, but he also looks like he might be too stiff to stand up as a pass rushing OLB. I just don't know what they're going to do with him, which is why this isn't getting a great grade despite decent value.

GRADE: C+


Third Round: Hugh Thornton, OG, Illinois

Thorton will certainly be an upgrade at guard for the Colts. This is about the right range for him, so this is a solid selection.

GRADE: B+


Fourth Round: Khaled Holmes, C, USC

Holmes was once considered a second day prospect, but had an awful senior season that took him off of the draft boards of some teams. Apparently the Colts didn't look at this year's tape. Holmes obviously has the potential to rebound, but this is way too early for him and he didn't even fill a need.

GRADE: D


Fifth Round: Montori Hughes, NT, Tennessee-Martin

The Colts now have a nice group of players to compete for the nose tackle position. Hughes is a solid prospect and this is the right range for him to be taken in.

GRADE: B


Sixth Round: John Boyett, S, Oregon

I'm shocked that the Colts waited this long to address their secondary. It has tons of holes, and adding a backup safety won't be too big of a help. At least Boyett fits a need and isn't a reach.

GRADE: B


Seventh Round: Kerwynn Williams, RB, Utah State / Justice Cunningham, TE, South Carolina

Solid seventh round depth picks. They didn't need another tight end though.

GRADE: B-


OVERALL

Much like the Colts's free agent signings, they got a nice group of players, but no one very good. This draft contained a large amount of reaches and no impact players. They failed to address the secondary except for a sixth round pick, and completely wasted a fourth round selection on Holmes. This was an extremely poor draft.

FINAL GRADE: C+

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