When Should Indianapolis Colts Draft Reggie Wayne’s Replacement?

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Reggie Wayne will undoubtedly go down as the best wide receiver to ever wear an Indianapolis Colts‘ uniform. Wayne has managed to cement his legacy as a Colt over these last 13 years, but anyone who knows the NFL knows that a 35-year-old wide receiver is definitely a rare sight. Furthermore, Indianapolis needs to devote itself to drafting and developing a Wayne-like wideout in the very near future.

In fact, the Colts would probably be best off drafting a wide receiver with their second-round pick of the 2014 NFL Draft. Of course, Indy currently doesn’t have a first-round selection due to the Trent Richardson trade that was made a few months ago. Nevertheless, offensive line and wide receiver are the two positions that Colts general manager Ryan Grigson really needs to hit hard this May.

Sure, T.Y. Hilton, Darius Heyward-Bey and Da’Rick Rodgers make for a decent supporting cast, yet it isn’t the type of group that Andrew Luck can take to the Super Bowl. And although Wayne claims to be better than ever after ACL surgery, an aging No. 87 is likely to take a few steps back after such a serious injury. Thankfully, the second and third rounds have been hot-beds for play-making wide receivers. For instance, Alshon Jefferey and Keenan Allen are just two examples of mid-round picks making a difference.

Grigson has a tough task ahead as replacing Wayne is no small feat. However, it’s something that the Colts should definitely work on this offseason.

Devin O’Barr is the Content Commentator for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter @DevinOBarrRS, “Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google.


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