When Darrius Heyward-Bey headed to Indianapolis earlier in the week I was hopeful that he would leave the city without a contract. The Indianapolis Colts have no business signing a player like Heyward-Bey and they rightfully passed on the four-year veteran.
The Oakland Raiders have one of the worst wide receiving cores in the NFL and even they took a pass on the former seventh overall pick. Surely, the Raiders had their reasoning for letting go of Heyward-Bey and his inability to quit dropping passes was a big red-flag for Oakland. Although Andrew Luck and the Colts had an astounding turn around in 2013, they still had some issues regarding his inexperienced wide receivers in his rookie campaign.
Believe it or not, the Colts receivers led the league with 50 dropped passes in 2012. Indy should not bring in another question mark at this position as they can not afford to have key players dropping balls when it matters most. Now that Heyward-Bey is out of the picture I think the team should turn their attention to Brandon Lloyd who has poured in some great seasons with a number of NFL teams. His best year came in 2010 when he led the league with 1,448 receiving yards as a member of the Denver Broncos.
Although the best days are behind Lloyd I still think he would be worth a flier for Chuck Pagano and the Colts. Lloyd’s playoff experience alone could work wonders for a quarterback entering his second professional season. I think Laurent Robinson would also be a great addition to this club as his ability to get into the end-zone is unparalleled this late in the NFL free agency game.
Long story short, I am glad that the Colts are using the $46M of cap space that they started the offseason with wisely because they have the potential to do something special in the coming seasons.