Indianapolis Colts: What to Expect from Team After 2013 NFL Draft
Indianapolis Colts fans have a lot to be happy about. They had a decent draft in adding many missing pieces, signed 10 new free agents, made some trades and now know the dates and times of their 2013 schedule. With all that being said, most will ask — now what?
Now will be the slow time until training camp starts in July. The team will structure contacts with the rookies, hold OTA’s and scout some other players to add to the training camp roster.
As of now, the Colts have more than enough depth to fill the 53-man active regular season roster, sparing any unforseen injuries. They have at least three valuable guys at every position and should be primed for a great ’13 season that should see them compete for the AFC South divisional title and make a deep playoff run.
I do think the Colts will sign another veteran free agent or two this offseason. When, though, is up in the air.
I wouldn’t doubt them waiting for teams to make some roster cuts to make room for the newly-drafted rookies before pouncing. Or, they may wait until closer to the preseason to evaluate their current roster and see how these new rookies look in this system.
Either way, Indianapolis has the cap room for another veteran or two.
They could still use another veteran corner and could always add depth at both sides of the line. Other than that, the other positional units should be set. They obviously don’t need another quarterback, running back, wide receiver or tight end on the offensive side.
On the defensive side, they drafted a linebacker with their first pick and have signed two others. As for the corners, they’ve released Jerraud Powers and signed Greg Toler, while bringing back Cassius Vaughn, Darius Butler and obviously Vontae Davis. I still feel they need one more veteran there.
Other than that, don’t look for much change between now and training camp in July.